Collection of composers profiles



Collection of composers profiles
Pocci Catalog
July 2016
the guide to the guitarist’s
modern and contemporary repertoire
Catalog of the repertoire since 1900
for guitar solo, guitar in chamber music
and guitar with orchestra
addendum 2
collection of composers profiles
compiled and edited by Vincenzo Pocci
31th anniversary
VP Music Media
VPMM 1134b
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July 2016
Aaquist Svend (english)
Aaquist Svend (english)
Svend Aaquist is a composer and conductor.
In 1991 he was asked to put together and conduct the Danish Chamber Players, and his repertoire as a conductor
ranges as wide as the ensemble's. He has conducted most of the Danish orchestras, and abroad he has conducted the
elite German chamber ensemble Ensemble Modern. Since the mid-80's he has conducted many acclaimed opera and
music drama productions at the Royal Danish Theatre, The Other Opera, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and
Lerchenborg - as well as productions and tours with the Danish Chamber Players, Operatic Escape Artists of Denmark,
and others.
At the end of 1995 the conductorship of the Danish Chamber Players stopped. Svend Aaquist's compostions span
many genres and types of ensemble, and his music is played in most of Europe, in North and South America, China,
Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Abate Rocco (italiano)
Nato ad Oriolo (CS) nel 1950. Terminata la scuola dell'obbligo, nel '64 si trasferisce a Milano per proseguire gli studi
musicali, intrapresi giovanissimo.
Si iscrive al Conservatorio “G.Verdi” e qui sotto la guida di D. Ciliberti e B. Martinetti, di A.Turriani, di A.Soresina e
B.Bettinelli, si diploma a pieni voti in Flauto ('72) Strumentazione per banda ('74) e Composizione ('79).
Nell' 82 frequenta i corsi di perfezionamento per compositori tenuti da Franco Donatoni all'Accademia Chigiana di
Siena e gli viene conferito il diploma di merito. Segue inoltre seminari e corsi tenuti da Sciarrino, Ferneyhoug, Carter,
Dufourt, Henze, Grisey, Nunes, Murail e Stockhausen.
Abazis Theo (english)
Theo Abazis was born on July 15, 1967 in Athens, Greece.
He studied piano and music theory at the Athens National Conservatory of Music. In 1987 he came to The
Netherlands and studied composition and orchestral conducting at the Conservatory of Music in Utrecht. He completed
his composition studies in 1993 with a large orchestral work and a multi-media spectacle with the title “Medea”.
From 1993 to 1995 he studied at the Musikhochschule in Bern, Switzerland with Dimitri Terzakis.
In 1991 he won the prize from the Onassis Foundation, and with a three-year scholarship he was able to continue his
studies with Tristan Keuris.
In October 1993 the ballet “Anathema” was premiered by the Stuttgarter Staatsballet (choreography: R. De Oliveira);
the same company performed “Orfeas” in 1995. The Basho Ensemble regularly performs “Kavafis”. “Algos” for violin
and orchestra was selected for performance during the annual Young Composers Project of the Netherlands Ballet
Orchestra in 1997.
Abbott Alain A. (english)
Alain A. Abbott was born in 1938.
He studied music at the Paris Conservatory in the Harmony, Fugue, Composition, and Teaching classes. In Olivier
Messiaen's class, he obtained the Halphen Composition Prize, a Prize from the French Institut, and a Grand Prix de
Rome, all in the same year. The catalogue of his works (about 800 pieces ) includes pieces for Ondes Martenot,
Percussion, Piano (The well tempered cluster) Concert Accordion (27 Preludes,4 Concertos with string orchestra)
Double Bass, Saxophone quartet, Symphony orchestra, Harpsichord (Concerto to the Memory of Manuel de Falla),
and a opera, Clown's affairs, performed for televised broadcast in 1983, as well as pedagogical works. Alain A. Abbott
is also agrege of the university.
Abecassis Eryck (english)
1973 – Études de guitare - autodidacte
1976 - Études cinématographiques au Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français
1979-1983 - Études d'écriture avec Julien Falk (harmonie, contrepoint)
1982 - Orchestration au CIM (jazz)
1983 - IRCAM- atelier de recherche instrumentale 1994 IRCAM- académie d'été Stage Acanthes “L'opéra aujourd'hui”
1997 - IRCAM - stage d'automne d'informatique musicale
Abele David (english)
David Adele is a graduate of the Cal State University, Fullerton Music Department. His degrees, M.M. and B.M., are
both with the emphasis in classical guitar performance. David has studied with Michael Giraldin, Rodrigo Rodriguez,
and extensively with David Grimes throughout his twenty years of playing.
David is also a member of the Denali Guitar Duo. This group began concertizing in 1999 and has performed
throughout the S. California area. They have also been featured on a number of concert series. The Denali Guitar
Duo can be seen playing every Fall and Spring at various colleges in the local area. Those dates are available on the
homepage. Their Debut CD was released on September 19, 2002.
From 1992-1998, David performed in the Fullerton Guitar Quartet. During this time, he arranged a number of pieces
for guitar quartet including Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite and Brahm's Hungarian Dance No. 5. These
arrangements are published by Doberman-Yppan.
David currently teaches guitar and guitar ensemble classes at Mt. San Antonio College and Santa Ana College. He
also works with the largest importer of Spanish Handmade classical guitars.
Web: (2010)
Ablinger Peter (english)
Peter Ablinger was born in Schwanenstadt, Austria in 1959. He first studied graphic arts and became enthused with
free jazz. He continued to study composition with Gösta Neuwirth and Roman Haubenstock-Ramati in Graz and
Guide to the guitarist’s modern and conpemporary repertoire - Composers Profiles / July 2016
Ablòniz Miguel (english)
Vienna. Since 1982 he is living inBerlin, where he initiated and conducted a series of festivals and concerts. In 1988
he founded the Ensemble Zwischentöne. As a visiting professor he taught in 1993 at the University of Music, Graz. He
has been a guest conductor of 'Klangforum Wien', 'United Berlin' and the 'Ensemble of the Insel Musik'. Since 1990
Peter Ablinger works as a freelance musician. Peter Ablinger is among the few artists working with noise devoid of
symbolism (i.e. as a signifier for chaos, energy, entropy, disorder, uproar, protest, destruction, for everything or for
eternity; whatever). Instead, Ablinger inquires about the nature of sound, time and space, usually considered the
main components of music. His findings reveal some dubious conventions imagined to be irrefutable for music,
recasting repetition and monotony, reduction and redundancy, density and entropy, as fundamental to musical
Ablòniz Miguel (english)
He was born in Cairo. His father was Greek, his mother Italian. Qualified guitar teachers were not to be found in
Egypt at the time of his childhood, and he began to teach himself at the age of eight. He studied the methods of such
as Albert, Carcassi and Carulli, later corresponding with prominent teachers in Europe, who sent him guitar books and
music. In 1933 he made contact with the French guitarist André Verdier, who had studied with Miguel Llobet. Verdier
recommended the young guitarist to Emilio Pujol, but it was not until 1946, after the Second World War, that Abloniz
was able to study with Pujol at the Escuela Municipal de Musica in Barcelona, Spain. His studies continued with Juan
Parras del Morral. Before that, in 1945, he had travelled to Britain to hear - and meet - Andrés Segovia. Much of his
concert experience had been gained during the war, both in live recitals and in radio broadcasts. Concert performance
was not to be his principal activity, however, and he eventually devoted the greater part of his time to teaching and
transcribing. Yet there was plenty more to his substantial career. He established a guitar School in Milan, Italy - his
mother’s country - where he had settled in 1953. He taught at a number of Italian academies and colleges, and in
addition spent a considerable amount of tirne each year visiting guitar courses abroad. These included Ithaca College,
USA, where he was the principal teacher. At least a thousand works are said to have been transcribed by Miguel
Abloniz. Together with the numerous original compositions published by Ricordi and Bèrben, they may be considered
a monument to a long life well spent in the service of music and the guitar. (Colin Cooper – Classical Guitar
September 2001)
Ablòniz Miguel (italiano)
Miguel Ablóniz (1917), celebre chitarrista e compositore nato al Cairo, naturalizzato in Italia, residente per molti anni
nel centro di Milano. Tra i suoi allievi vi sono molti solisti come Aldo Minella, o musicisti pop quali Riccardo Zappa.
Abrahamsen Hans (english)
Abrahamsen is a pupil of Per Nøgård and Pelle Gudmundsen Holmgreen, but his particular point of stylistic departure
also reflects a special trend in Danish music termed “New Simplicity” that emerged in the mid sixties. Simplification
and method are key concepts in Abrahamsen's work. He is one of the generation most outstanding composers, and
his orchestral work Nacht und Trompeten was first performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1982.
Absil Jean (italiano)
Compositore belga nato a Bonsecours nel 1893, morto a Bruxelles nel 1974. Studiò organo e composizione al
Conservatorio di Bruxelles. Direttore dell'Accademia Etterbeek e docente al Conservatorio di Bruxelles, è stato uno dei
fondatori della “Revue Internationale de Musique”.
Abt Walter (english)
Guitarist and composer, was born in Memmingen (Bavaria), studied since 1974 jazz in Graz (Austria), afterwards
classical guitar with B.Kováts and M.Seidel in Salzburg (Austria), founder (1984) and leader of the “Münchner
(Rainer Stelle, 2006)
Achá Pastor (español)
Pastor Achá Marínez, vió la luz de la vida en Villa Abecia, Sud Cinti, Chuquisaca el... 19... Sus
labores docentes supo compartirlas con las de compositor y formador de intérpretes de guitarra y director de
diferentes conjuntos musicales en la ciudad de Tarija, donde transcurrió gran parte de su vida. La muerte lo
sorprendió en....
Entre las obras de su creación podemos citar: Tarijeñita, La Pastora, Linda Chapaquita, Que lindo nombre es tu
nombre, Sueño de amor, Sabor a nada, Llora mocita, Culpable tus ojos, Negro interesado, Panorama Chapaco, Sella,
La Patrona Chapaca, Así es Tarija, Falsa ilusión, Pa´la Patrona Chapaca, Mentirosita, La sanlorenceña, Beso de Judas,
Esta no es mi negra.
Acosta Rodolfo R. (italiano)
Giovane compositore, pedagogo e interprete colombiano. Dopo gli studi in patria, con Coriún Aharonián ha
frequentato corsi in Germania con Klaus Huber e Graciela Paraskevaídis. Ha vinto il Concurso Nacional de
Composición en Música Electroacústica de ACME (Asociación Colombiana de Música Electroacústica) e il Premio
Nacional de Composición del Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia. La sua musica è stata eseguita in Europa e nelle
americhe in importanti stagioni e festival. Le edizioni musicali e discografiche delle composizioni di Acosta hanno
avuto l’incoraggiamento e l’aiuto determinante del Ministero della Cultura de Colombia e Matiz Rangel Editores.
Guide to the guitarist’s modern and conpemporary repertoire - Composers Profiles / July 2016
Acuña Edgardo (english)
Acuña Edgardo (english)
Guitarist, composer and arranger, Edgardo Acuña moves gracefully through the different realms of tango. On the one
hand, he has gained experience in Julián Plaza’s sextet, Atilio Stampone’s quintet, Orlando Trípodi’s quartet and the
orchestras of Osvaldo Berlingieri and José Colángelo. Also, he has forged his own way as the bandleader of
Neokuarteto and Undertango, performing a repertoire that combines “Taconeando” (by Pedro Maffia), “Lark’s Tongues
in Aspic” (by Robert Fripp) and pieces of his own, such as “Vorágine”, “Tango atroz” and “Urbano”. The last one
comes as a result of his search for a contemporary Buenos Aires-rooted language. He will be accompanied by Fabián
Bertero (violin), Pocho Palmer (bandoneon), Aldo Saralegui (piano) and Guillermo Ferrer (double bass).
Web: (2012)
Acuña Luis Gustavo (español)
Poeta, músico y crítico literario, director en Alemania de la revista Literarische Bogen. Es autor de los libros Poemas
(1967), Copihual (1975) y Mi camarada Daniel (1978), entre otros.
Adame Rafael (italiano)
Recensione del Concierto Clásico, a cura di Piero Viti, Guitart n.26, 2002:
Il Concierto Clásico del compositore messicano Rafael Adame, scritto intorno al 1930, addirittura si colloca come il
primo concerto per chitarra ed orchestra ad essere stato scritto nel '900, antecedente di alcuni anni quelli di Rodrigo e
Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Adame, nato nel 1905 e vissuto fino al 1963, fu un valente musicista che operò nella cerchia
del musicista Juliàn Carrillo, insieme con il quale si ritrovò a rappresentare negli anni giovanili le avanguardie
compositive del proprio paese. Valente chitarrista, fu tra l'altro il primo a scrivere lavori per chitarra quartitonale,
strumento che sapeva governare con destrezza. In quegli anni in Messico si contrapponevano due visioni differenti
sulla musica nazionale, quella propugnata da una cerchia di intellettuali, tra i quali si annoverava come musicista
Carlos Chàvez, che voleva l'annullamento dei legami con la tradizione ispano-europea a favore di un recupero della
cultura “indigena” precolombiana, e quella opposta, rappresentata da autori come Manuel Foncé, che considerava
invece la musica messicana come frutto della mescolanza dellacultura europea e di quella nativa. Nella sua opera
Rafael Adame sembrò propendere più verso la visione di questi ultimi, come ben testimoniato da questo suo
Concierto. La pagina - della quale abbiamo potuto visionare solo la versione ridotta per chitarra e pianoforte - è in tre
movimenti e riflette, infatti, in pieno la contaminazione tra elementi di derivazione folklorica con gli stilemi europei. La
scrittura si colora di un cromatismo armonico e si veste di accenti romanticheggianti, ai quali si uniscono ritmi ed
umori messicani; il secondo movimento, sottotitolato “Estilo canciòn Mexicana”, presenta poi una lunga sezione nella
quale la chitarra canta in tremolo una melodia di sapore popolare. Di sicuro una pagina di grande interesse e di
grande presa.
Adams Daniel (english)
Daniel Adams was born in Miami Florida in 1956. He is currently a Professor of Music at Texas Southern University. He
has previously held teaching positions at the University of Miami and Miami-Dade Community College. He holds a
Doctor of Musical Arts (1985) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music (1981) from the
University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Music (1978) from Louisiana State University. Adams is the composer of
numerous published and unpublished musical compositions and the author of several articles and reviews on 20th.
Century percussion music, music pedagogy, and the music of Texas. He is also the author of The Solo Snare Drum: A
Critical Analysis of Contemporary Compositional Techniques, a book originally published in 2000 by Honey Rock
Music. Adams has served as a panelist and lecturer nationally and internationally, on topics ranging from music
composition pedagogy to faculty governance. His music has been performed throughout the United States. He has
also received performances of his music in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Turkey, Argentina, Canada, and South
Korea. In 2004 he appeared as an invited guest conductor for the premiere of a commissioned work at the Teatro
Nancional in San Jose, Costa Rica. Adams currently serves on the Board of Directors for NACUSA and the Houston
Composers Alliance. He has received awards and honors from ASCAP, the American Symphony Orchestra League, the
Percussive Arts Society, and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. His music is recorded on Capstone Records and
Summit Records.
Web: (2010)
Adams Daniel (italiano)
Compositore nato a Miami nel 1956. Dottore di Arti Musicali alla University of Illinois, e Master di Musica alla
University of Miami. Autore di musica per percussioni e musica pedagogica, è autore anche di pubblicazioni
divulgative specifiche.
Adaskin Murray (english)
Born in Toronto, March 28, 1906, where he started his musical studies, Adaskin continued further work in New York
and Paris. Violinist for ten years with Toronto Symphony, Adaskin also studied composition with John Weinzweig,
Charles Jones and Darius Milhaud.
Adaskin was appointed Head of the Department of Music at the University of Saskatchewan from 1952 to 1966 when
he became Composer-in-Residence until 1972 (the first composer to receive this post at a Canadian university). Dr.
Adaskin helped make Saskatoon a major centre for the performance of contemporary Canadian music by conducting
the Saskatoon Symphony for five years, commissioning new works, and organizing concerts of Canadian music. He
was appointed to the Canada Council from 1966-1969, and retired to Victoria in 1973 where he continues to
compose. He has had more than 40 works commissioned and completed over 100 compositions. In 1988, the
University of Toronto Press published “The Musical World of Frances James and Murray Adaskin” written by Gordana
Guide to the guitarist’s modern and conpemporary repertoire - Composers Profiles / July 2016
Addison John (italiano)
Addison John (italiano)
Compositore inglese nato a Cobhamne Surrey nel 1920. Avviato inizialmente alla carriera militare, studiò poi
composizione al Royal College of Music di Londra.
Adler Samuel (english)
Born: Sunday, March 4, 1928 in Mannheim, Germany. Adler is considered an American Composer because he lived
and worked in the United States from 1939 to the present. Adler was appointed chair of the Eastman School of Music
in 1973.
Adler Samuel (italiano)
Compositore tedesco naturalizzato americano nato a Mannheim nel 1928. Ha studiato con Walter Piston, Paul
Hindemith, Aaron Copland e Randall Thompson.
Adomian Lan (italiano)
Compositore ucraino nato a Mogilev Podolsk, morto a Città del Messico. Ha studiato a Czernowitz in Moldavia.
Emigrato negli Stati Uniti si è dedicato alla musica da film.
Adour Fabio (portuguese)
Professor da Escola de Música da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, ex-professor da Escola de Música da UFRJ e
do Conservatório Brasileiro de Música, Fabio Adour desenvolve intensa atividade com música erudita e popular,
tendo-se apresentado nas principais salas das grandes capitais. Compositores como Alexandre Eisenberg, Silvio
Merhy e Gaetano Galifi já lhe dedicaram peças para violão solo. Obteve o 1º lugar no Concurso Nacional Souza Lima
(São Paulo, 1993) e Menção Especial no Concurso e Festival Internacional Agustin Barrios (Assunção, Paraguai,
1994). Atua em formações de câmera e em grupos de música popular, evidenciando-se sua participação na Camerata
de Violões do Conservatório Brasileiro de Música e no Quinteto Tim Rescala, ambos com CDs de destaque no cenário
musical brasileiro. É regente da Big Band e da Camerata de Violões da Escola de Música da UFMG, participando como
coordenador ou professor dos Festivais de Inverno de Diamantina desde 2004. (2010)
Agostinelli Massimo (italiano)
MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI è nato ad Ancona, si è laureato in chitarra con il massimo dei voti al Conservatorio S.Pietro a
Majella di Napoli, sotto la guida di Bruno Battisti D'Amario. La sua attività concertistica professionistica si avvia nel
1982, e prosegue ininterrottamente anno dopo anno, con oltre seicento concerti solistici e cameristici nelle principali
città italiane ed europee, ospite di prestigiosi enti ed associazioni musicali. Regolarmente viene invitato in rassegne
musicali di livello internazionale. E' risultato vincitore assoluto di vari concorsi nazionali ed internazionali di chitarra.
Ha tenuto vari stages di perfezionamento ed interpretazione musicale presso i Corsi Internazionali di Musica di Urbino,
l'Ottocento Festival di Saludecio, i Seminari di Orta S.Giulio, ed in altri centri italiani. Attivo anche nell'ambito della
ricerca e della revisione musicale, dirige una collana di composizioni originali per chitarra dell'Ottocento, per conto
della casa editrice Bèrben di Ancona. E' direttore artistico dell'Associazione Musicale Ottocento, ed ha predisposto la
catalogazione analitica delle musiche per chitarra dell'Ottocento nelle biblioteche italiane ed europee. Impegnato nel
campo della saggistica, scrive nelle principali testate giornalistiche per chitarra e in riviste specializzate internazionali.
Tiene sovente conferenze sulle tematiche musicali ottocentesche. E' direttore del Concorso Nazionale di Chitarra “Città
di Castelfidardo”. Ha realizzato incisioni discografiche, in prima mondiale, per chitarra sola, di opere di Wenzeslaus Th.
Matiegka, Simon Molitor, per l’etichetta Agorà Musica, di Giacomo Monzino, per Prima Records, e per canto e chitarra
di Marco Alessio Sola, per la Master Studio. Altre monografie discografiche su Filippo Gragnani e su Gabriello Melia
sono state pubblicate per Classic Studio. E’ inoltre laureato in Economia presso l’Università di Urbino.
Agsteribbe Frank (english)
Frank Agsteribbe (1968) is a Belgian conductor, harpsichordist, and composer, always searching for direct expression
and colourful music making. His repertoire reaches from the 16th century till the music of our time, including opera,
vocal and instrumental baroque music, and various contemporary art forms. Having studied the harpsichord and
organ with distinguished teachers as Jos Van Immerseel, Gustav Leonhardt, Davitt Moroney and Luigi Ferdinando
Tagliavini, Frank Agsteribbe was invited to join famous baroque ensembles like La Petite Bande, Collegium Vocale,
Huelgas Ensemble, Anima Eterna, and Concerto Köln, with whom he performed worldwide.
In 2005, Frank Agsteribbe, together with bass player Tom Devaere, founded the new, young and dynamic
Flemish B’Rock baroque orchestra. B’Rock is now well established in northern Europe and Frank has conducted them
during the Opera Festival in Rotterdam, the Festivals of Potsdam Sanssouci, the Klara Festival van Vlaanderen
Brussels, the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam and the MA Festival Brugge, where he also directed a special event of
John Cage’s HPSCHD. Recently he has lead them in a production of Cage's Alas Ecliptcalis for deSingel, Antwerp and
this spring sees a production of Purcell’s Indian Queen.
In 2010, Frank was the featured young artist at the 2010 Klara Festival van Vlaanderen in Brussels. He conducted the
opening concert of the festival held at BOZAR, in a special Mozart programme with Concerto Köln, soprano Simone
Kermes and pianist Alexei Lubimov. He also directed a theatre production of Bach Danced with the dancer Claire
Croize and the music of J S Bach.
Frank Agsteribbe has made many recordings. With B’Rock he has cds of Handel and Telemann and a cd of the 18th
Dutch composer David Petersen – all on the etcetera label. He has recently been in the studio, again with B’Rock for
etcetera, to record Vivaldi 4 Seasons and John Cage’s Quartet in 4 Parts in a special arrangement by Frank for
Guide to the guitarist’s modern and conpemporary repertoire - Composers Profiles / July 2016
Aguiar Ernani (english)
baroque strings. His most recent solo CD is devoted to keyboard music by the young Haydn, recorded on the Richard
Dott organ in Illzach, Alsace, France.
As an opera conductor, his repertoire starts with the earliest baroque operas as La Dafne by Marco da Gagliano
(1608), over L’Orontea by Marc’Antonio Cesti, Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, includes Mozart’s Zauberflöte, Bertoni’s
Orfeo (1776) and Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri, romantic opera as Puccini’s La Bohème, and goes well into the 20th
century with The Rake’s Progress by Stravinsky, Jenufa by Janacek, Le Vin Herbé by Frank Martin, and Giorgio
Battistelli’s Prova d’Orchestra. He has worked at the Vlaamse Opera (Antwerp-Gent), the Ruhrtriennale (Germany),
Castleward Opera in Belfast, Teatro Sao Carlos Lisbon, and Le Grand Théâtre Luxembourg. Future engagement sees
his working with the Festival Aix en Provence.
An experience orchestral conductor, Frank’s symphonic orchestral repertoire ranges from Beethoven to Mahler and
Brahms to Schoenberg and Britten. Choral repertoire also features well in his repertoire and he conducted the English
première of Robert Levin’s new edition of the Mozart c-minor Mass K 427, during the Dartington International
Summer School.
Frank Agsteribbe is founder and principal conductor of the new Luxemburg based vocal ensemble cantoLX. Since its
inaugural concerts in 2010, cantoLX is now firmly established in the music scene around Luxembourg, and this year it
will make its debut appearances at the MA Festival Brugge, the Utrecht Early Music Festival and the Klara Festival and
at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. cantoLX turns toward various repertoires, with a special liking for early music, and
currently features composers such as Buxtehude, Couperin, Faure, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Schütz, Tuma, Victoria and
Zelenka and it is already planning its first recording.
Frank Agsteribbe has written more than 80 compositions, most of them commissioned by e.g. the Flemish classical
radio, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, music theatre company Transparant, November Music. More than 40 compositions
have been recorded by the radio or are available on CD. His composition Et nova sunt semper, written for the
European Radio Union, has been broadcasted throughout Europe, Canada and the United States. Recently for De
Bijloke in Ghent, Frank Agsteribbe wrote a new composition for 6-octave fortepiano, to be premiered by Ronald
Brautigam. Frank also wrote the obligatory work for the MA Festival Brugge International Harpsichord Competition
Franks is also a busy chamber musician and performs often with violin partner Guido de Neve.
Frank Agsteribbe is based in Gent and is professor at the Antwerp Conservatory, where he teaches music analysis.
Web: (2011)
Aguiar Ernani (english)
Composer, violist, and maestro Ernani Aguiar has studied violin and viola under Paulina d’Ambrósio and Santino
Parpinelli, musical composition under César Guerra-Peixe, conducting under Carlos Alberto Pinto Fonseca, and
chamber music under Jean-Jacques Pagnot. He was awarded a grant from the Mozarteum Argentino, where he
studied with Sérgio Lorenzi. At the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, Italy, he studied violin with Roberto
Micchelucci, conducting with Annibale Gianuario, chamber music with Franco Rossi, and music history with Mário
He honed his craft of conducting with Franco Ferra, Adone Zecchi, Giuseppe Montanari, and Sergiu Celibidache. He
was probably the first non-Italian in the last three centuries to conduct the Great Choir of the Cathedral of Florence,
and he also received the title of “Chapel Master” at Santa Maria de Peretola in that city. He is a professor of
conducting at the Villa-Lobos Institute at UNI-RIO, the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and at the
School of Music at UFRJ, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He was coordinator of the FUNARTE (National
Foundation of Arts) Orchestras Project from 1982 to 1985. In 1990, he received the title of Benemeritous Citizen of
the State of Rio de Janeiro. As a conductor, he has been a champion of principally Brazilian and contemporary
international repertoires. As a research scholar, he has concentrated almost exclusively on Brazilian colonial music,
and has produced critical editions of numerous musical works from that period. And, as a composer, he has been
extremely successful. His music is frequently present on concert programs both in Brazil and abroad, and an
impressive number of his works have been recorded.
Web: (2012)
Aguirre Arsenio (español)
Nació el 24 de agosto de 1924 en Juncal, provincia de Santa Fe, pero luego sus padres se trasladaron a Rosario. Su
padre, Arsenio Aguirre, fue también cantor, muy buen guitarrista, un lírico... Sabía perfectamente lo que significa
hacer del canto una vocación y a la vez un medio de vida, y por eso no quiso para el hijo los sacrificios que él había
sufrido en carne propia, y le deseó para un destino más fácil o más alto... Pero su madre, Elena Aranda de Aguirre
alentó en él la inquietud tremenda que siempre sintió por la guitarra. Y, por fin, no se pudo con él, porque todo era,
desde niño, ver una guitarra y emocionarse, perderse... Su padre -que amaba hondamente la guitarra- debió
sobrevivir con mil oficios. Entre ellos panadero. Pero los sábados y domingos eran suyos... y a su casa de la calle
Isabel la Católica caían los amigos. Arsenio se crió escuchando guitarras...
Arsenio Aguirre tuvo durante no poco tiempo -según adelantamos- la guitarra “prohibida”. Era como si su padre
quisiera restarlo a los dolores y trajines que derivan de volcarse totalmente hacia el canto y la armonía rasgueada,
para vivir, o malvivir, de ello. Aprendió la guitarra misteriosamente... Tenía 11 ó 12 años cuando su padre enfermó.
En ese ínterin, él enseñaba guitarra para que entraran a su casa algunos pocos pesos. No faltaba el mate, porque se
enseñaba en casa de criollos, y el chico era el cebador. ¡Cuántas veres se habrá quemado las manos con el agua
caliente, porque estaba más atento a la lección que su padre daba a otros, que al mate! Para aquel tiempo se habían
mudado ya a la calle Virasoro 1460, en Rosario. No sacaba los ojos del diapasón cada vez que su padre daba sus
lecciones. En los momentos libres, tomaba la guitarra a escondidas. Y cuando quiso acordarse, tocaba un poquito...
Un día lo descubrió... Fue una tarde de invierno. Se quedó sorprendido. Su madre le insistió: “¿Ves? Tenés que
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Aguirre Carlos (français)
enseñarle...”. Lo había vencido con su tremendo entusiasmo. Su padre comprendió, porque era criollo... Desde
entonces, comenzó a enseñarle. Cuando falleció, Arsenio se convirtió en improvisado jefe de la familia (tenía 13
años), tuvo que dejar sus estudios primarios para salir a trabajar. Vendió diarios y caramelos por la calle. Pero la
guitarra siguió fascinándolo siempre... Frente a su casa había un almacén, al que caían guitarreros y payadores.
Cuando iba a hacer algún mandado, se “prendía”. Aquello era el gusto de cantar, el gusto más lindo de la vida, sacar
lo que se tiene adentro, en el canto. Así, preguntando, fue aprendiendo, perfeccionando su ejecución en la guitarra.
Fue, en todo, autodidacta...
Un día le pidió a la gran guitarrista María Luisa Anido que lo ayudara, pues quería perfeccionar su técnica. “Lo que
usted hace está muy bien en el camino que ha elegido. Su técnica de ejecución indica que usted se ha preocupado
por estudiar, por elevar sus recursos de guitarrista.” Fue para Arsenio Aguirre un honor, un alto estímulo...
Andar y andar parece haber sido el destino de Arsenio Aguirre. Entretanto, han quedado sus canciones en el camino,
jalonando los rumbos de su emoción. Cantor y guitarrista, comenzó su actuación por LT 2 de Rosario, a los 17 años
de edad, como acompañante. Acompañó con su guitarra a Los Troperos de Pampa de Achala, a Nelly Omar, a Héctor
Mauré (en la interpretación de tangos). También Arsenio Aguirre fue uno de los cuatro guitarristas de Margarita
Palacios, y primer guitarrista de Ima Sumac, con quien recorrió todo nuestro país. A partir de 1952 Aguirre se hizo
solista y dejó de ser acompañante. En sus actuaciones no se limitaba a interpretar una camposición determinada, sino
que conversaba con el público, volcando lo mucho que había visto y vivido en sus andanzas por América, explicando
el carácter de la composición interpretada, sóbre todo si se trataba de música del Altiplano y de otros ámbitos, que
exige un conocimiento especial para captar más completamente su sabor. Así llevó a la guitarra las canciones de los
indios chapacos, gentes de Tarija (Bolivia), que hablan un castellano del tiempo de la conquista, ingenuos seres que
todo lo dicen con coplas y entre los que la declaración amorosa toma la forma de una verdadera relación, un diálogo
versificado e improvisado según las circunstancias.
Falleció el 18 de octubre de 1990 en Rosario. El 6 de octubre de 2005 fue declarado Ciudadano Ilustre post mortem
de la ciudad de Rosario.
Aguirre Carlos (français)
Carlos Aguirre est né en 1965 à Seguï, province de Entre Rios en République Argentine.
Après avoir suivi les cours de Vlnstituto superior de Mûsica de Santa Fe en composition et en piano, il a participé au
Sème Tôlier de Mûsica latinoamericana de Rio de Janeiro (cours d'orchestration, harmonie, arrangements
instrumentaux et vocaux). Depuis 1993, il dirige à Paranâ des ateliers d'improvisation pour instrumentistes et
Il est régulièrement invité pour des conférences et travaille actuellement à la révision de l'oeuvre inédite de Remo
Pignoni, pianiste et compositeur argentin.
Il a écrit la musique originale de nombreuses pièces de théâtre et films où se décèlent de grandes qualités de
composition (discographie déjà importante).
Outre des pages pour le piano, il a écrit pour le guitariste argentin Eduardo Isaac la pièce inédite, dont tous deux ont
bien voulu confier la parution aux Cahiers de la Guitare. (n°68 /1998 Les Cahiers de la Guitare et de la Musique)
Aguirre Carlos (español)
Pianista y compositor argentino que luego de integrar agrupaciones con diferentes tendencias musicales vuelca esta
experiencia a la música popular de su país y latinoamericana.
Se vincula con la canción a través de su trabajo como arreglador de producciones de cantantes argentinos, peruanos
y chilenos. De esta relación con la música cantada y aspectos de la literatura surge un grupo de canciones con textos
propios y de poetas argentinos.
Estas canciones han encontrado su instrumentación a través de una experiencia grupal junto a dos guitarristas de
formación académica, lo que ha permitido a este compositor conocer aspectos más íntimos de la técnica de este
instrumento y desde allí abordar un concepto “camaristico” para sus canciones.
La relación con el guitarrista Eduardo Isaac aportó a este músico el lenguaje universal del instrumento a través de
transcripciones y arreglos del propio Isaac y del repertorio de otros compositores del mundo que viven y producen en
nuestro tiempo.
Realizó estudios formales de piano con la profesora Graciela Reca en la ciudad de Paraná.
Ha compuesto una serie de piezas para Piano en base a ritmos y formas argentinas y latinoamericanas. También ha
compuesto música para algunas piezas teatrales y para cortometrajes.
Aguirre Julian (italiano)
Compositore, pianista e critico musicale argentino, nato e morto in Buenos Aires. Ha studiato composizione e
pianoforte a Madrid con Emilio Arrieta. Tornato a Buenos Aires ha intrapreso l'attività di insegnamento e fondato la
Escuela Argentina de Música.
Aguirre Pablo (english)
The composer and pianist Pablo Aguirre was born in Buenos Aires in 1961. His doing embraces as well general public
music as orchestral and chamber music compositions. He was already honored with notable awards, such as the
“Estímulo a la Creación” (Stimulation to Creativity) Prize of the Argentine National Arts Fund in the years 2008, 2004
and 1997 and the Belgrano University Prize in the “Folk & Fusion” category in 1987.
His style of composition includes classical structures and concepts of harmony of the 20th century that are united with
the character of tango and folklore. His classical pieces, to which he has devoted himself intensively during the last
years, are presented world-wide, attracting steadily increasing attention.
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Ahearn Michael (english)
Although the author has been mainly described as influenced mainly by such authors as Ginastera, Villalobos and de
los Ríos, he can also be labeled as part of the modern post-Piazzola tango, being his work.
“A modern form of developing tango, growing apart for the influence of jazz, in its own and innovative style”.
Web: (2011)
Ahearn Michael (english)
Date of Birth: 6th October, 1962
Academic Qualifications:
1984 Graduated from Newcastle Conservatorium of Music with the DSCM, majoring in classical guitar, and studying
composition with Nigel Butterley.
1987 Graduated from Sydney University with a B.Mus. in composition, studying with Winsome Evans, Peter
Sculthorpe and Eric Gross.
1988 Graduated from Newcastle CAE with a Diploma of Education.
List of Performances:
1981 Elegy for recorders performed by Malcolm Tattersal's group at the finalists' concert of the Don Cowell Memorial
Trust Competition for Composers.
1983 Autumn Music performed by the Seymour Group, conducted by Brian Howard, at concert of new composers, Old
Darlington School, Sydney University.
1983 Autumn Music performed by the New Audience Ensemble, conducted by Robert Smallwood, at the Victorian
College of the Arts.
1984 Sextet (now, Autmn Music II - revised 1987), performed bythe Seymour Group conducted by Neil Flottman, at
the 1984 Young Composers Concert, Old Darlington School, Sydney University.
1985 Sonata performed by Philip Moran at the Belvoir St Theatre, Surry Hills.
1987 Scintillation performed at a concert of new music for clarinet, flute, piano and electronics, with Ros Dunlop,
Laura Chislett, Richard Toop, and Robert Douglas.
1987 Amacizia performed by Ian Shanahan in a concert at the Asian Composers Forum in Sendai, Japan.
1988 Amacizia performed by Ian Shanahan in a concert as part of the 9th century celebrations of the University of
Bologna, Italy.
(Biography provided by the composer and current to 1988)
Ahlin Sven (italiano)
Compositore svedese nato a Sundsvall nel 1951. Ha studiato composizione con Arne Mellnäs e Gunna Bucht.
Ahmas Harri (italiano)
Compositore finlandese nato a Vaasa nel 1957. Ha studiato fagotto e composizione alla Sibelius Academy, con
Rautavaara ed E.Englund.
Akiva Daniel (italiano)
Chitarrista e compositore israeliano hato ad Haifa nel 1953. Ha studiato alla Rubin Academy of Music of Jerusalem con
Haim Alexander (composizione) e Haim Asulin (chitarra). Si è perfezionato al Conservatorio di Ginevra.
Alais Juan (english)
Juan Alais Moncada was born in Buenos Aires in 1844. He began to play guitar after first hearing his brother Guillermo
play. Upon returning from a long voyage Guillermo heard Juan play better than he, and never played in Juan’s
presence again. At the age of 11 Juan began to play in public and was thought to without the need of a teacher. By
1870 “Juan el Ingles” as he was known, was a professor of guitar. His earliest pieces were published by Carlos
Schnockel in the 1870’s, and later by Francisco Nuñez. Juan wrote and published 87 pieces. In 1910 he suffered a
stroke, and was paralized until he died in 1914.
Alan Marcos (portuguese)
José, Marcos Alan dos Reis
Compositor ∙ Violonista
Marcos Alan dos Reis José, o mais novo dos homens de uma família de nove irmãos, iniciou seus estudos de violão
aos oito anos de idade, com o seu pai, Manoel José Filho. Estudou matérias teóricas nos Seminários de Música da ProArte do Rio de Janeiro e composição com o professor Elpídio Pereira. Em 1971 participou, como bolsista, do 3º
Seminário Internacional de Violão, na classe do professor Abel Carlevaro, obtendo a primeira classificação na
categoria de concertista.
Recebeu conselhos do maestro Guido Santórsola e freqüentou os cursos de técnica instrumental de Turíbio Santos,
realizados no Conservatório Brasileiro de Música do Rio de Janeiro.
Atuou como solista das orquestras Sinfônica Brasileira, Sinfônica Nacional e Orquestra de Câmara de Niterói.
Conquistou o 1º lugar no Festival de Violão Clássico da Guanabara, o 2º lugar no Festival Nacional de Violão Erudito e
o 1º lugar no Terceiro Seminário Internacional de Violão promovido pelo Liceu Musical Palestrina, obtendo o convite
para participar no Quarto Seminário na qualidade de concertista.
No entanto, seu prêmio mais intrigante foi o 2º lugar no Concurso Internacional de Violão Villa-Lobos. A crítica
publicada no Jornal O Globo dizia, sobre a atuação de Marcos neste concurso, que “O Estudo dos Acordes Repetidos
(Nº4) foi projetado, na parte central, em toda sua dimensão grandiosa, como exigia Villa-Lobos, e tanto na valsa
como nos prelúdios conseguiu ele estabelecer atmosfera de alto conteúdo poético... A sua prova foi bastante uniforme
como rendimento artístico... Villa-Lobos e violão são convites irresistíveis para as grandes liberdades. O compositor é
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Alandia Edgar (english)
uma veia aberta. O instrumento, nas mãos de um artista sensível, é coração exposto. Marcos Alan, em plena
adolescência, resistiu. O controle do garoto foi admirável. Do ponto de vista acadêmico, a sua prova foi a melhor...”.
Marcos tinha apenas 15 anos e o primeiro lugar ficou para o argentino Guilhermo Fierens, de 28 anos, por apenas
meio ponto.Faleceu precocemente, em 1973, aos 17 anos de idade, deixando uma obra extensa para violão e outros
instrumentos. Em 15 de abril de 1986 a Câmara Municipal de Nilópolis, no Rio de Janeiro, criou a Rua Marcos Alan,
em homenagem ao músico, por ter sido criado nesta cidade.
Alandia Edgar (english)
Alandia Canipa, Edgar (b. August 12, 1950, Oruro). Bolivian composer, now resident in Italy, of stage, orchestral,
chamber, vocal, and electroacoustic works that have been performed throughout Europe and in the Americas; he is
also active as a conductor.
Mr. Alandia studied composition at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where he earned his diploma in 1977
and advanced diploma in 1980. He also studied conducting there and earned his diploma in 1981. His honors include
First Prize in the V. Bucchi competition (1978, for Pampa) and honorable mention in the I. Carreño competition (1981,
for Canto de hoy).
He is also active in other positions. He worked as a pianist with the dancer Maurice Béjart in 1978 and has served as
artistic director and principal conductor of the new music ensemble Nuove Forme Sonore in Rome since 1983. As a
guest conductor, he has led ensembles and orchestras in Bolivia, Honduras and Italy.
He taught in Potenza in 1980-81, in Pesaro from 1981-86, in Frosinone from 1983-86, in Rome in 1986-87, and in
Pescara from 1987-95. He has taught composition at the Conservatorio F. Morlacchi in Perugia since 1995. In
addition, he has given seminars in Belgium, Bolivia, Cuba, Italy, and Peru.
He has lived in Italy since 1969.
Alba Luiz (italiano)
Chitarrista e compositore uruguayano, nato a Villa Colón nel 1886 e morto a Las Piedras nel 1967. È stato profondo
conoscitore del Folklore del suo Paese.
Alberti Elisa (italiano)
Elisa Alberti nata a Savigliano nel 1975, si è diplomata in chitarra classica presso il Conservatorio “N. Paganini” di
Genova nel 2000. Si è perfezionata con il M° Pino Briasco e con il M° Guillermo Fierens. Ha fatto parte dell’Orchestra
di chitarre del corso internazionale “Chitarrissima” sotto la guida del M° Roberto Pinciroli, dell’Orchestra dell’Istituto
Musicale “G.B. Fergusio” e dell’Ensemble strumentale “Fergusio”. Si è esibita come solista e in gruppi cameristici,
durante importanti manifestazioni nella città di Torino, eseguendo anche un repertorio contemporaneo con alcuni
membri dell’Ensemble “Fuorintempo”. Attualmente è membro dell “Ensemble Concertante”.
Ha insegnato presso la Scuola Civica Musicale di Cortemilia e collaborato con altri istituti della provincia di Cuneo. Nel
2001 ha fatto parte della giuria in qualità di commissario al III° Concorso Internazionale di esecuzione musicale “J.
Brahms” svoltosi nella città di Strevi. Attualmente studia composizione presso il Conservatorio “G.Verdi” di Torino
sotto la guida del M° Orazio Mula. E’ stata allieva del M° Daniele Bertotto.
Web: (2009)
Albini Giovanni (english)
Born on March 30, 1982, Giovanni Albini began guitar studies at the age of nine with Maurizio Preda. He graduated
from the Conservatory of Pavia and then he studied with Betho Davezac. He studied Composition with Paul Glass and
then at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milan with Mario Garuti. He composed music for ensemble, multimedia, festival
of electronic music, theatre and short movies winner of international awards. His compositions and soundtracks won
several national and international composition prizes, and were executed and broadcasted in Italy, France, Spain and
Australia. Recently a lecture was given about his guitar compositions during the Darwin Guitar Festival 2005 (Darwin
- Australia). His theoretical research, supported by his degree in Maths (with thesis Musical Structures: an algebraic
Point of View) is mainly about Mathematical Music Theory; he has given several lectures and lessons in
conservatories, high schools and universities.
Albini Giovanni (italiano)
Nato il 30 Marzo 1982, Giovanni Albini studia Composizione con Paul Glass al Conservatorio di Lugano, e si diploma in
Composizione con il massimo dei voti al Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano sotto la guida principale di Mario Garuti.
Studia Composizione con Ivan Fedele ai Corsi di Alto Perfezionamento dell’Accademia Santa Cecilia di Roma. Ha
seguito corsi, lezioni e mastercalss con, tra gli altri, H. Lachenmann, E. Brusa, G. Manca, U. Nastrucci, A. Smirnov, G.
Giuliano, J. Casken and J. Weir.
Ha composto musica su commissione per orchestre, ensemble, opere multimediali, festival e teatro, nonché di
cortometraggi e fiction per la televisione (l’ultima prodotta dalla TSI). Le sue composizioni sono risultate vincitrici e
finaliste in numerosi concorsi di Composizione (University of Aberdeen Music Prize 2007; 6th International
Composition Prize “Euritmia”; International Composition Prize “Oreste Sindici”; International Composition Pize “Città
di Seveso”...), e sono state eseguite in Italia, Francia, Spagna, Germania, Lituania, Scozia e Canada da, tra gli altri:
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, BBC SSO String Quartet, Orchestra Verdi di Milano, Duo46, Duo Bonfanti,
Vancouver Miniaturist Ensemble, Concordia C(h)ordis, Giulio Tampalini, Antonella Gianese, Barrie Webb. Opere
multimediali e cortometraggi con le sue colonne sonore sono stati eseguiti in più di 40 sale europee, come l’ARCO di
Madrid e la Galleria Permanente di Milano. Fino ad oggi sono stati venduti più di quarantamila CD di produzioni
multimediali con le sua colonne sonore. L’emittente “Radio CLASSica” gli ha dedicato un puntata monografica della
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trasmissione “Note d’Autore”, con intervista e ascolti; puntate precedenti erano state dedicate a Pierre Boulez e Philip
Glass. Il suo terzo quartetto d’archi “Snowing L.A.” è stato registrato dall’inglese BBC.
Insegna composizione nel festival di Musica Contemporanea “SoundSCAPE”, che partecipa ad organizzare, evento
unico nel panorama musicale italiano, che nella sua prima edizione pavese ha contato 10 concerti, 30 iscritti ai corsi
(selezionati su più di 100 domande di iscrizione), 10 docenti e 4 artisti ospiti internazionali.
Si diploma in chitarra classica con Maurizio Preda, e studia con Betho Davezac e Roberto Pinciroli. Una conferenza
sulle sue composizioni per chitarra è stata tenuta al “Darwin Guitar Festival 2005”. Si laurea in matematica e si dedica
alla ricerca nell’ambito della Teoria Musicale Matematica, tenendo conferenze in vari conservatori e università
(Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di MIlano, Università degli Studi di Milano, Università IULM, Union of Composers of Vilnius,
Accademia Marziali...).
Dall’anno accademico 2008/2009 è docente di Armonia presso il civico istituto musicale “F. Vittadini” di Pavia. (2009)
Albright William (italiano)
Compositore, organista, pianista americano nato a Gary (Indiana), morto ad Ann Arbor, MI. Ha studiato alla Juilliard
School di New York e successivamente con Hugh Aitkeni, Ross Lee Finney e Oliver Messian.
Alcazar Miguel (italiano)
Chitarrista, compositore e musicologo messicano nato a Città del Messico nel 1942. Ha studiato al Conservatorio
Nacional de Música ed al Cliveland Institute of Music. Si è dedicato anche al liuto ed alla chitarra barocca.
Alemann Eduardo A. (italiano)
Compositore e critico musicale, nato a Buenos Aires nel 1922. Ha studiato in Argentina, Europa ed USA. La sua
attività di musicista ha avuto numerosi riconoscimenti in patria e all'estero. È stato direttore della pubblicazione
Argentinisches Tageblatt.
Alexander Haim (english)
Born in Berlin, Germany, 9.8.1915. Studied piano and music theory at the Stern Conservatory. Settled in Israel in
1936. Studied composition with Stefan Wolpe and others. Since 1945, Haim Alexander taught piano, music
theory, cembalo, and composition at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem. Among the
numerous prizes he won are the Engel prize, I.M.I Prize and the Acum Prize. His compositions have been performed in
Israel and abroad.
Abel Ehrlich and Haim Alexander were both born in Germany in 1915: both were educated secularly as Germans.
Ehrlich left Germany in 1936 and lived and studied in Yugoslavia for 2 and a half years. Later he needed to continue
his flew from nazism to Albania. He needed to leave (escaping again) in 1939. He had to decide between a possibility
of a visa to Uruguay given by their consul (always wondered at this coincidence, since it is the country where I was
born and grown up) and Palestine. This last, through a project of rescue of young musicians that got the possibility of
emigration, through a music exam (!). Both Ehrlich and Alexander applyed and approved the exam, and came in the
same ship to Palestine. Those who didn't pass the exam, remained in Europe, and we can only guess what was their
(Angelo Gilardino – email to ClassicalGuitarMailingList, 2004)
Alfonso Nicolas (français)
Nicolas Alfonso est né à Santander (Espagne) le 6 décembre 1913. Il a étudié la guitare à Madrid et à Barcelone,
auprès de Sainz de la Maza notamment. En dépit d'une vocation musicale assez tardive, son talent exceptionnel ne
tarde pas à être reconnu au-delà des frontières de son pays natal. Lorsqu'il vient s'installer à Bruxelles en 1950, il
réussit à imposer chez nous la guitare “classique” qui, en Belgique, n'avait pas encore acquis ses lettres de noblesse.
En 1957 Nicolas Alfonso crée à l'Académie de Musique d'Uccle le premier cours officiel de guitare en Belgique, et en
1965 il est nommé professeur au Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles et y restera attaché jusqu'à sa retraite.
A partir de 1960 il forme avec Ilse Laforce, qui fut son élève avant de devenir sa femme, le Duo Alfonso qui n'a cessé
de se produire dans le monde entier.
Nicolas Alfonso a tout au cours de sa vie composé, arrangé ou transcrit pour la guitare ou pour le duo. Il a aussi
suscité de nombreuses œuvres originales qui lui furent dédiées par des compositeurs belges (Jean Absil, René
Barbier, Jean-Claude Bartsoen, Raymond Baervoets, Eric Felbusch, Jacques Leduc, Victor Legley, Willem Pelemans,
David van de Woestijne, …). Il a surtout publié une méthode de guitare qui a fait le tour du monde. Le Duo Alfonso
sera récompensé en 1985 du Prix Fuga de l'Union des Compositeurs Belges pour son action particulière en faveur de
la diffusion de la musique belge.
Beaucoup de guitaristes en Belgique ont été, directement ou indirectement, ses élèves. Tous lui reconnaissent une
très grande rigueur et un attachement profond à la défense de la guitare dans la vie musicale jusqu'au plus haut
Nicolas Alfonso nous a quitté le mardi 2 octobre 2001.
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Alfvén Hugo (english)
The Swedish composer Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960) produced in his lifetime music primarly of a programmic nature,
commenting that “my best ideas have come during my sea voyages and, in particular, the wild autumns have been
my most wanderful times for composition”. (Guitar Cameos preface, Gregg Nestor, EMI Music Publishing, 1981)
Ali-Zade Frangiz (italiano)
Pianista compositrice azerbajana nata in Baku nel 1947. Il suo stile coniuga un linguaggio derivato dall'avanguardia
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Allende Pedro Humberto (italiano)
con elementi tipici della musica tradizionale del suo paese d'origine.
Allende Pedro Humberto (italiano)
Allende(-Sarón) Pedro Humberto. Compositore (Santiago del Cile, 29-VI-1885 - ivi, 16-Vili-1959). Studiò
composizione e violino al Conservatorio Nazionale della città natale dal 1899 al 1908 e musica vocale all'Università de
Chile; dedicatosi all'insegnamento, fu attivo in varie scuole cilene e dal 1928 al 1944 professore di composizione al
Conservatorio di Santiago. Nel 1911, '22 e '32 viaggiò in Europa e in America, incaricato dal suo governo di studiare
l'organizzazione musicale di vari Paesi; nel '28 fu il delegato cileno al Congresso delle Arti Popolari, svoltosi a Praga
sotto l'egida delle Nazioni Unite.
Allende fu tra i primi a ricercare uno stile musicale di impronta nazionale, con riferimenti alla musica tradizionale dei
meticci e inserita in un contesto tecnico mediato dall'impressionismo francese. Le sue Escenas campesinas chilenas
(1913-14) furono considerate la prima e maggiore composizione sinfonica di carattere prettamente nazionale che
adottasse un linguaggio armonico ed orchestrale moderni. Le 12 Tonadas de caràcter popular chileno (1918-22), per
pianoforte, comprendono chiari elementi popolari che si accompagnano ad una sobria armonizzazione di stile
impressionista. (UTET – Dizionario della Musica e dei Musicisti, 1985)
Almeida Israel (italiano)
Chitarrista nato nel 1943, esecutore di choro con una chitarra a sette corde in gruppo tipico brasiliano.
Almeida Laurindo (english)
(Text extracted from “Contemporary Mood for Classical Guitar”, Robbins Music Corp., 1970)
Laurindo Almeida is the complete musician. One of the world’s several truly great concert guitarists, he is ever being
compared to Segovia, whom he knows and respects. In the past year he has played dozens of concerts, performing
the works of the masters. Yet recently he toured much of the World as featured soloist with the Modern Jazz Quartet.
He brought Bossa Nova to the U.S. long before it was called that; he has scored many films, often composing, then
playing his own music; and his famed recordings include everything from Bach to a beautiful solo album of Broadway
favorites. Each of these things he has done superbly, for he is unique among guitarists, and is so acclaimed by
audiences and critics alike.
Almeida was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 2, 1917. He received his earliest musical training from his
mother, a concert pianist, who had chosen her own instrument for her son. His sister Maria was the guitar student,
but it was Laurindo instead who mastered and fell in love with it. It soon became evident that when Laurindo played
guitar, others loved it as much as he did, This led to concerts in his home city, then in Rio de Janeiro, where his fame
began to spread. In 1936, the youthful Almeida signed as a musician aboard the Brazilian liner Cuyaba, playing, but
also listening, learning and absorbing what much of Europe had to offer. Paris gave him his first real taste of jazz, for
it was there that he first heard the legendary Django Reinhart with the Hot Club of France. When he returned to
Brazil, Almeida settled in Rio, determined to devote his life to his instrument. He secured a job with Radio Mayrink
Veiga and soon became a staff arranger. By 1944, Laurindo Almeida had become one of Brazil’s most famous
musicians, admired, even then, by every kind of audience. That year he met Maria Ferreira, a native of Portugal, who
had come to Brazil as a dancer. The two were married and, in 1947, moved to the United States. Coming to
Hollywood, he worked for a while in films, and as a concert soloist with violinist Elizabeth Waldo. Then his interest in
the things that were happening in American jazz led him to Stan Kenton and a new career. The Kenton orchestra,
always famous for its innovations, gained quickly and handsomely by a kind of guitar music it had never heard
before-a cool, quiet sound, spectacular in its brilliance. Famed Kenton arranger Pete Rugolo composed “Lament” to
feature Laurindo, and the orchestra accompanied the new star in a concert at the Chicago Opera House before an
audience of 20,000. Next it was Almeida’s own composition “Amazonia” that was featured at Carnegie Hall, and by
year’s end, the new arrival had placed third in Down Beat Magazine’s annual jazz poll. Now, two decades later, the
world’s jazz and popular guitarists are still influenced by the things he introduced in those Kenton years. In 1950,
Laurindo Almeida left Kenton to play concerts, to record and to compose; he has now written more than 200
compositions. This was the beginning of yet another career, for through his early classical recordings for Capitol and
Decca his fame as a concert artist began to spread, first in the U.S., then in other countries. Many of his concert tours
brought new concert forms to people who cheered them then, and warmly remember them now-the beautiful duets
with soprano Salli Terri, the Baroque music, his matchless interpretations for lute, the bossa nova he took to Australia
and New Zealand along with the Bach and the Renaissance music. In 1966, he performed two American debut
rccordings of works by two of Brazil’s greatest composers: Radames Gnatalli’s Concerto de Copacabana and the VillaLobos Guitar Concerto. Today the Almeidas make their home in Sherman Oaks, California. Theirs is a beautiful house
with bold, Brazilian interiors, two French Poodles and a rich garden. Long citizens of the U.S., they still see much of
the World, for concert demands come from everywhere.
But there is plenty of work for Laurindo Almeida close to home-the nearby Hollywood Bowl; the network television
studios, where he may appear as a guest artist or writer-performer for a dramatic show. Here too are most of the
major film studios, where Laurindo is composing and playing much of the time. And here also are other things he
enjoys . . . a 28-piece collection of string instruments, which includes his valuable “working guitar”, made by Ramerez
of Spain, and the mate to Segovia’s . . . the collection of fine wines (“but I like to travel, too”, he says. “Then I
sample the wines wherever I go and bring home the ones I like best”) . . . and the pool where he swims each day of
the year, as has been his custom since boyhood days, where the beaches at Ipanema and the Copacabana did not
require a heater. Life is very busy for the Almeidas. Busy, but very good . . . as it should be for people who have the
taste to live in such a rare aura of success with unaffected grate.
Almeida Laurindo (italiano)
Laurindo José de Araujo Almeida Nobrega Neto (Santos, Brasile, 1917 – Sherrnan Oaks, California, 1995) è stato un
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Alonso Avelino (italiano)
artista che nella sua lunga e gratificante carriera ha spaziato tra generi musicali diversi, soprattuito latinoamericano,
jazz e classico. Chitarrista autodidatta, inizia a collaborare giovanissimo con le stazioni radio di San Paolo e quindi di
Rio de Janeiro. A diciannove anni intraprende un giro artistico in Europa durante il quale ha occasione di ascoltare
Django Reinhardt, il cui stile lo impressiona fortemente. Dopo aver collaborato con alcuni tra i più noti musicisti
brasiliani dell’epoca, sia in campo classico che leggero (Heitor Villa-Lobos, Radames Gnattali, la cantante Carmen
Miranda e altri), nel ‘47 si trasferisce negli Stati Uniti dove entra a far parte dell’orchestra di Stan Kenton, nella quale
rimarrà fino al ‘52 come solista, arrangiatore e compositore. Negli stessi anni forgia un proprio stile, introducendo la
chitarra classica nel jazz (le sue registrazioni di quel periodo hanno fatto storia) e coltivando un genere da lui definito
“samba jazz”. Almeida ha suonato in tutto il mondo, incidendo dischi anche con il celebre Modern Jazz Quartet. Ha
partecipato alla realizzazione delle colonne sonore di circa ottocento film, scrivendo personalmente le musiche
complete di almeno dieci lungometraggi. Ha vinto cinque Grammy Awards su sedici nominations. Omaggi e
riconoscimenti alla sua carriera sono stati tributati dalla California State University di Northridge, dall’American String
Teacher Association e da un cospicuo numero di altri Enti governativi, culturali e radiotelevisivi sia statunitensi che
brasiliani. Ha inoltre avuto il privilegio di registrare i Four Songs di Stravinskij nella collana discografica curata
personalmente dall’autore. Dopo la sua morte, la Library of Congress di Washington ha voluto che tutti i suoi
manoscritti e documenti fossero trasferiti e conservati nei propri archivi. (Antonio Borrelli, Il Fronimo n.126, 2004)
Alonso Avelino (italiano)
Chitarrista e compositore argentino, nato a Gijon nel 1955. Laureato in lettere e filosofia, è stato il fondatore del
gruppo Quasar Gem. Specializzato in musica d'avanguardia e di musica elettronica.
Alpher David (italiano)
Compositore statunitense, le sue composizioni risentono influenze di jazz, folklore, e tradizione classica.
Alvarez Teófilo (italiano)
Compositore peruano, nato a Trujillo nel 1944. Ha studiato al Conservatorio Nacional della sua città, dove è stato
anche primo clarinetto nella locale Orchestra Sinfonica.
Alvear Maria de (italiano)
Compositrice spagnola nata a Madrid nel 1960. Ha studiato in Spagna e Germania clavicembalo, organo, piano e
Ambrosini Claudio (italiano)
Compositore italiano nato a Venezia nel 1948. Ha studiato al Conservatorio di Venezia. Si è occupato di Sonologia
Computazionale all'Università di Padova.
Ambrosius Hermann (italiano)
Compositore tedesco nato ad Amburgo. La sua formazione musicale è avvenuta prima a Lipsia quindi a Berlino sotto
la guida di Hans Pfitzner.
Amelinka-Vera Olga (english)
Olga Amelkina-Vera grew up in Belarus and moved to the United States in 1997. She earned her Bachelor of Arts
degree Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and her Master of Music and Doctor of
Musical Arts degrees in Guitar Performance from the University of North Texas with a related field in Music History.
Olga was a prizewinner in the Eastfield Collegiate Guitar competition and a finalist in the University of Texas at Dallas
International Guitar Competition. An active performer and award-winning composer of works with guitar, she has
received commissions for solo guitar and guitar ensemble music, as well as for compositions for guitar with other
instruments and voice. In 2013, Olga won first prize in the Japan Guitar Ensemble Composition Competition for her
guitar quartet Cattywampus Rompus, and played a solo recital and gave an interview to Gendai Guitar during her trip
to Tokyo. She was the first prize winner of the Austin Classical Guitar Society Composition Competition in 2009 and
2012 for her guitar quartets Ninochka and Nebulae. Her compositions are published by Productions d’Oz, including
two works selected for the Frank Koonce Series. In 2010, Olga became a founding member of Presti, the first
professional all-women guitar ensemble in the United States, active until 2014. As a member of Presti, Olga recorded
a CD which featured several of her original compositions and arrangements. She maintains a busy concert and
masterclass schedule with Kithara Duo.
Olga strives to expand the guitar repertoire through arrangements and new compositions. Her interest in early music
has led her to study and arrange, for guitar, the lyra viol music of seventeenth-century England. Olga’s scholarly
articles have been published in Soundboard. Her other interests include fine arts, literature, and foreign languages.
She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Composition at Southern Methodist University, where she is also
an adjunct faculty member in the music theory department. She is faculty at Collin College in Plano, TX, where she
teaches guitar, composition, music theory, and music history.
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Amoroso Antonio (italiano)
( 9 giugno 2010)
Specchia. Concerto del compositore e percussionista Antonio Amoroso.
Fattosi strada all’estero, ritorna nella sua terra d’origine con un interessante bagaglio artistico e professionale il
compositore e percussionista italo-tedesco Antonio Amoroso (Alessano, 1956), proponendo delle sue composizioni a
Specchia, nella quale da anni trascorre le sue vacanze estive. Già da tempo attivo con valore in campo nazionale ed
internazionale in continuo confronto con le nuove esperienze compositive d’oltralpe europee, Amoroso vanta un ricco
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catalogo di opere che fa data dal 1982. I suoi brani figurano in varie incisioni discografiche di solisti europei di grande
rinomanza e livello artistico. La radio e la televisione tedesca gli hanno dedicato seguitissime trasmissioni.
Fabio Renato D'Ettorre così scrive di Antonio Amoroso: “Ciò che colpisce nell'arte di Amoroso è la capacità di rifuggire
da ogni classificazione di tempo e di tendenza. La sua è una produzione metastorica con un solo costante fattorcomune: il ritmo”.
Anderson Beth (english)
(American, b. Lexington, Ky., 1950)
She studied at the University of Kentucky, the University of California and Mills College. Her teachers included John
Cage and her early works show Cage's influence. However, her later works are more tonal. She has taught at the
New School for Social Research in a series about women composers, as well as the College of New Rochelle. She
accompanied for Martha Graham dance classes, among others. Several years ago she began work on a series of
compositions she calls “swales,” and has written swales for many different combinations of instruments.
Anderson Beth (italiano)
Compositrice nata in Kentucky nel 1950. Ha studiato in California con J.Cage, T.Riley, R.Ashley. È considerata dalla
critica autrice di musica neo-romantica. Ha composto lavori con testo-sonoro, balletti, e per teatro musicale.
Anderson Leroy (italiano)
Compositore americano, figlio di immigranti svedesi, nato a Cambridge, Massachusetts, morto a Woodbury,
Connecticut. Ha studiato ad Harvard, dove negli anni '30 è stato direttore della Huniversity Band. Celebre autore ed
arrangiatore di lavori per orchestra.
Anderson Muriel (english)
Muriel Anderson was raised in a musical family in Downers Grove, Illinois where her mother taught piano, and years
ago her grandfather had played saxophone in John Philip Sousa's band. She went on to study from country legend
Chet Atkins and classical virtuoso Christopher Parkening, and in 1989 became the first woman to win the National
Fingerpicking Guitar Championships. Combining her love of international folk music, bluegrass, imaginative playing
and impeccable classical technique, she developed a style all her own that has earned her a legion of fans around the
globe. Muriel loves music in its greatest sense - you can feel it when she plays.
Muriel Anderson's compositions draw from a startling variety of sources, showing the passion for music, oneness with
her instrument, and gentle sense of humor which have endeared her to audiences worldwide.
She has released seven CD's in the US and three in Japan, two videos, and has authored numerous articles and
instructional books. Her “Heartstrings” cassette traveled as far as outer space, accompanying the astronauts on a
space shuttle mission. Muriel has composed music since age 6, with her first song based on the sound of the doorbell.
Since then, she has composed music for guitar and orchestra, music for guitar and violin for Chicago's virtuoso Rachel
Barton, and has recorded a CD of music for guitar and cello entitled “Theme for Two Friends” with cellist Julie Adams.
She has written title tracks for four albums including the new release LIVING OUT A DREAM for guitar and cello by
Julie Adams and Richard Smith. She has premiered a commission for guitar and womens choir with the Chicago-based
Vox Caelestis, and a quintet for the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.
Anderson Muriel (italiano)
Chitarrista compositrice americana, cresciuta in una famiglia musicale in Downers Grove, Illinois. Ha studiato con Chet
Atkins e Christopher Parkening. Chitarrista 'fingerstyle', è stata la prima donna a vincere il 'National Fingerpicking
Guitar Championship'.
Anderson Tom (english)
(The following text is taken from the foreword by Magnus Magnusson to the book The Tom Anderson Collection.)
They were calling Tom Anderson (1910-1991) (“Tammy”) the savior of Shetland’s musical heritage long before he
died. He was a Shetlander through and through, born in 1910 on a croft at Eshaness in the north of Mainland. He
learned to play the fiddle from his grandfather; and although he became an insurance agent by profession, his life —
his real life -- was in the conservation of traditional Shetland fiddle— playing and passing it on to younger
generations. His career as a musical mentor really took off when he retired in the early 1970s and began teaching
traditional fiddle playing in local schools. Today, hundreds of pupils all over Shetland have studied it in school as a
direct result of his efforts.
His passion for his life’s work earned him international renown, an MBE in 1977, and an honorary doctorate in 1981
from Stirling University, where he conducted a memorable series of ‘Heritage of Scotland’ Summer Schools which
attracted countless enthusiasts, year after year after year.
One of the most impressive and popular of Tammy’s 500 original compositions has been The Slockit Light’ (‘slockit’ is
a good Norse word meaning ‘extinguished’). It was inspired by the gradual dwindling of the population in Tammy’s
native Eshaness: as each family died out or left, there was one light fewer. Tammy Anderson’s magnificent bequest of
music and recordings, and the associated royalties, to the Shetland Musical Heritage Trust means that the lamp he lit
will now never be extinguished.
Anderson-Wuensch Jean (english)
Jean Anderson was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England in 1939. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the
University of Nottingham in 1960 and a Diploma of Education from the University of Leeds the following year. After
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teaching high school in England for three years she moved to Minnesota, where she taught in a private girls' school
and in a public elementary school as a specialist music teacher. In 1969, she received her master's degree in
composition from the Eastman School of Music and came to Canada to teach at the University of Western Ontario. Her
compositions, which include orchestral, choral and chamber works, have been performed both in North America and
abroad. Her music often reflects her English background. The earlier pieces are atonal in style and the later ones are
tonal or have tonal centres. She is interested in writing accessible music for wide audiences.
Andia Rafael (english)
Born in France of Spanish republican refugees parents, Rafael ANDIA first studied the violin. At the age of eighteen,
after an identity crisis which led him to an awareness of his own family musical tradition he decided to devote his life
to the guitar. The Flamenco that he first practiced yielded to the classical guitar after several years, but his
conception of the instrument remains durably fixed under that first influence.
For example, his pursuit of Hispanic influence in the field of classical music of the past led him first to pioneer the
development of the Spanish baroque guitar, deeply imbued with popular dance. In the 1980s he then recorded
several albums, using ancient instruments, that are still anthologized to this day, such as the Robert de Visee
integral. In the same manner, when he incites a movement in favor of the modern guitar among the composers of his
acquaintance, it is always that quest to realize his vision of the “true guitar” that guides his steps. He then edits and
records as premieres the works of the best of the French musicians: Jolivet, Ballif, Murail... This “New Virtuosity” is to
some extent then, part of the same concept of an “Other” guitar, widely using non-classical techniques.
For several years now, Rafael ANDIA has become interested in writing music and, faithful to his origins, his
compositions lie in that in that little explored realm that lies midway between the Flamenco tradition and the
scholarly music of the Iberian Peninsula. Emblematic of this production, his Canciones Flamencas Antiguas appear in
the repertoire of guitar duets in the whole world. In furtherance of his research he recently founded the collection
“Guitarra Iberica” whose aims are to assemble all of the components of this renewal.
His CD devoted to Albéniz, has been acclaimed by the critics as “...outstanding CD, one of the greatest guitar
recordings of the decade.”
Rafael ANDIA has been teaching baroque and classical guitar in the famous Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris since
1971. (trad. Mike Dezavelle)
Andriessen Louis (english)
born 6 June 1939, Utrecht.
Dutch composer of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works that have been performed throughout
the world.
Mr. Andriessen is the son of the composer and organist Hendrik Andriessen (b. 1892 – d. 1981), nephew of the
composer and pianist Willem Andriessen (b. 1887 – d. 1964) and brother of the composer Jurriaan Andriessen (b.
1925 – d. 1996). He studied composition privately with his father from 1953–57 and with Kees van Baaren at the
Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag from 1957–62, where he graduated with a first prize. He then studied
composition privately with Luciano Berio in Milan in 1962–63 and in Berlin in 1963–64, assisting him with the scoring
of Passaggio.
Among his honours are the selected work at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris (1977, for De
Staat), the Matthijs Vermeulen Prijs (1977, for De Staat; 1992, for De Materie), the 3M Music Award (1993), the
Edison Award (1993, for the recording of De Tijd), the Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall (2009–10), and the
Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition (2011, for La Commedia).
He is also active in other positions. He founded the ensemble Orkest de Volharding in Amsterdam in 1972, with which
he remains associated, and later founded the amplified ensemble Hoketus in Amsterdam in 1976, which disbanded in
1986. He has written numerous articles, most of which appear in The Art of Stealing Time (2003, edited by Mirjam
Zegers, translated by Clare Yates), and co-wrote with Elmer Schönberger the book Het Apollinisch Uurwerk (1982,
translated by Jeff Hamburg as The Apollonian Clockwork, Oxford University Press), a study of Igor Stravinsky. He is
furthermore the subject of the book The Music of Louis Andriessen by Maja Trochimczyk (2002, Routledge) and an
examination of De Staat by Robert Adlington appeared in the series Landmarks in Music since 1950 (2004, Ashgate
Publishing). In addition, he served as artistic director of the Meltdown Festival in London in 1994 and continues to
direct the annual International Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn.
He taught instrumentation at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag from 1974–78 and has taught composition
there since 1978. He has given guest lectures in numerous countries, including at Yale University in 1987.
His primary publishers are Boosey & Hawkes and Donemus.
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Andriessen Louis (italiano)
Compositore olandese nato a Utrecht nel 1939. Ha studiato con il padre e con Kees Van Baaren al Hague
Conservatory. È stato allievo di Luciano Berio a Milano e Berlino.
Andrushko Andriy (italiano)
Andriy Andrushko, giovane chitarrista e compositore ucraino nato nel 1976. Ha studiato chitarra con Anatoliy
Matvijtzov e con Viktoria Sydorenko, mentre per quanto riguarda la composizione è stato allievo di M. M. Lemishko e
di Myroslav Skoryk. È anche autore di un Symphonic Poem per due chitarre e orchestra.
Anelli Giuseppe (italiano)
Anelli Giuseppe nasce a Trigolo (Cremona) il 19 maggio 1873 da Giovanna Cabrini e Antonio Anelli, valente organista
della Chiesa Parrocchiale che, nel 1848, aveva creato il locale Corpo Musicale “San Benedetto”. Alla morte del padre,
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Angeli Angelo (italiano)
avvenuta prematuramente nel 1891, Giuseppe – che aveva compiuto studi musicali a Milano – gli succede nell’incarico
d’organista, raccogliendo in eredità anche la direzione del Corpo Musicale, che nel frattempo aveva assunto la
denominazione di Banda Musicale Sociale Operaia “San Benedetto”. Egli approfondisce la propria preparazione
musicale, completandola con il conseguimento, a soli ventidue anni, del diploma di Maestro di Musica presso il
Conservatorio Musicale di Bologna, riportando gli elogi della Commissione Giudicatrice. Anelli dirige con entusiasmo e
perizia la Banda, rinnovandola e portandola a partecipare, con successo, a numerosi concorsi musicali. Sempre più
spesso, durante queste manifestazioni, vengono eseguiti brani da lui composti e, a partire dal 1897, riceve diverse
onorificenze e diplomi di merito per le sue composizioni. Negli stessi anni il Maestro organizza, in provincia di
Cremona, il Corpo Musicale “Genivoltese” a Genivolta (anno 1902), la “Ciclo Fanfara” a Soresina (anno 1905) e
costituisce a Fiesco un Corpo di Cantori. Alla fine del 1907 lascia ogni incarico per trasferirsi a Carmagnola, dove
risulta vincitore del concorso che gli vale la nomina a Direttore del locale Corpo Bandistico Musicale. Tra il 1908 ed il
1923 il Maestro dirige, contemporaneamente alla Banda di Carmagnola, le Bande di Bra, Carignano e Racconigi. A
Fossano crea e dirige un’orchestra filarmonica. Dirigerà anche altre formazioni, da lui create, a Paesana ed a Envie,
ambedue località della Provincia di Cuneo. Nel 1916, dopo aver vinto per due anni consecutivi i concorsi di
composizione indetti dalla Regia Istituzione “L’Arte Melodrammatica” di Palermo, viene nominato Socio Artista della
prestigiosa istituzione. Complessivamente, nella sua carriera, Giuseppe Anelli otterrà: 16 attestati, 3 bacchette
d’ebano, 1 corona d’alloro d’oro, 1 croce di cavaliere della corona, 47 diplomi, 8 encomi, 6 medaglie d’oro, 14
medaglie d’argento e 2 medaglie di bronzo. Una delle sue composizioni, la sinfonia “Risorgimento italiano”, ottiene
grandi riconoscimenti e viene presentata, con successo, in numerose manifestazioni musicali anche all’estero
(Australia, Francia, Germania, Stati Uniti e Svizzera) fino a diventare, unitamente ad altre sue opere, brano d’obbligo
nei più importanti Concorsi Musicali del tempo. Sempre più spesso viene chiamato quale Presidente o Membro di
Giuria a presenziare a manifestazioni musicali in Italia ed anche all’estero. Nel 1924 è chiamato dal Comune di
Saluzzo a dirigere la locale Scuola Corale e la Scuola di musica strumentale, ed a formare la nuova Banda Cittadina. Il
Maestro Anelli continua la sua premiata opera di istruttore e di compositore sin nell’agosto del 1926 anno in cui, a soli
53 anni, è stroncato a Torino da una morte improvvisa, lasciandoci un immenso patrimonio musicale: 12 brani di
musica profana, 20 brani di musica sacra, 16 brani strumentali, 10 danze figurate, 3 fantasie per banda, 4 marce
funebri, 35 marce per banda, 4 marce per fanfara (di cui 1 per ciclofanfara), 5 marce religiose, 23 mazurche, 1
minuetto per arpa, 3 opere, 2 operette, 1 pantomima, 1 poema, 24 polke, 1 raccolta di canzoncine per bambini e 23
Angeli Angelo (italiano)
Chitarrista e compositore italiano, nato a Fondo (Trento) nel 1884. Laureato in Giurisprudenza. Collaborò alla rivista
La Chitarra.
Angulo Héctor (italiano)
Compositore cubano nato in Santa Clara nel 1932. Ha studiato alla Manhattan School of Music a New York. Tornato in
Cuba ha studiato composizione con Léo Brouwer.
Anido Maria Luisa (english)
Maria Luisa Anido Gonzalez was bom on 26 January 1907 in Moron, a suburb situated 20 km west of Buenos Aires,
Argentina. Her father, Juan Carlos Anido, was an aficionado of the guitar and music in general. He gave Mimita her
first guitar lessons when she was five years old, supported her career and accompanied her on her tours through
Argentina and Uruguay. Juan Carlos Anido first published the magazine 'La Guitarraf in 1923. Emilio Pujol, Regino
Sainz de la Maza, Josefina Robledo, Domingo Prat and Miguel Llobet visited his house. Domingo Prat (who had studied
with Tarrega and Llobet and was the first to take the Spanish guitar school to the Rio de la Plata) gave lessons to
Mimita and organized her first concerts when she was just nine years old. When she was eleven, in May 1918, she
played in 'La Argentina' (a prestigious concert hall in Buenos Aires). For that concert, Anido's father bought her the
Torres guitar that had belonged to Tarrega and Llobet. Miguel Llobet became her next teacher, and Anido and Llobet
used to go on tour playing as a guitar duo. In an interview for Classical Guitar Magazine (August 1988) Mimita said:
“Llobet was a very amusing teacher; he had a great sense of humour It was possible to regard him more as a
companion than as a teacher. We travelled a lot around Argentina, with my father”. Gradually Mimita gained
popularity and became known as “La Primera Dama de la Guitarra”.
When her father died in 1933, there was a long silence in her performing career till 1950. It was her mother who,
because ot her traditions, could not accept that she travelled alone. So she stayed at home and taught at the
Conservatorio Nacional de Musica in Buenos Aires and at the Universidad del Literal in Rosario.
Mimita's international career took off after her mother's death. She thought: “as the world exists and is big, I will try
to know it”. In 1952 she played concerts in Great Britain, Austria, France, and Italy, in a series that included artists
such as Karajan and Menuhin. The audiences and critics alike acclaimed her extraordinary talent. She would go on to
repeat her European tours on a yearly basis and even extended them to Russia and Rumania. In 1954 she visited
Japan and later the Philippines. She also visited several countries in Latin America, always returning to Argentina,
where she played the first Argentinian performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez. In 1976 she left her country out of
protest against the military government. She stayed first in Palma de Mallorca and then in Barcelona. She played in
Switzerland, Germany and Spain, recorded for radios and for an LP, gave lessons, and adjudicated in competitions.
The Cuban composer and guitarist Leo Brouwer invited her to play in Cuba in 1982, 1984 and 1986. In 1987 she was
asked to conduct a guitar class in the Institute Superior de Arte de Havana and to be a member ot the jury ot the
International Guitar Competition of Havana.
Even at the age of eighty, she played a wonderful concert that included some of her own compositions such as Aire
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Annes Henrique (english)
Nortena and El Misachica.
She died in Tarragona, Spain, on 4 June 1996.
Annes Henrique (english)
Henrique Annes, founder of the Orquestra de Cordas Dedilhadas de Pernambuco (Orchestra of Fingered Strings of
Pernambuco), the Oficina de Cordas do Recife (Recife Strings Workshop, another group), and of the Orquestra
Armorial (Armorial Orchestra), has been performing as a soloist of chamber and symphonic orchestras both in Brazil
and the U.S. As an educator, he created and has long since been involved with the Music Conservatory of Recife
(Pernambuco), where he created the chair of violão erudito (classical guitar). Having produced the third album by the
Orquestra de Cordas Dedilhadas and several others dedicated to choro music and musicians, Annes had Sounds of
Pernambuco, recorded by the Oficina de Cordas de Pernambuco, released in the U.S. by WTA dos Estados Unidos,
while Música de Pernambuco, also recorded by the Oficina, was launched in England by Nimbus. Annes was, with
cavaquinho player Jacaré, the only musician from Pernambuco invited for the nationwide choro panel realized in Rio
de Janeiro in 2001 by the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil Culture Center). His debut was as the only
accompanist on Canhoto da Paraíba's first album in 1968, Único Amor. At that time, Annes, who had become
acquainted with da Paraíba through their mutual participation in programs at the Rádio Jornal do Commercio (Recife,
Pernambuco), was only 22 years old, while da Paraíba was already 40 and highly reputed nationwide in choro circles.
~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide
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Annunziati Marco (italiano)
Dopo una prima esperienza legata agli studi fiorentini della dodecafonia e della scrittura contemporanea, lo stile di
Marco Annunziati si è rivolto alle esperienze della musica tonale, con riferimenti agli stili del più autentico
romanticismo (F. Chopin) alla scuola francese dell’Impressionismo (C. Debussy) e alla tradizione spagnola (I. Albeniz
e J. Turina). Un particolare riguardo è rivolto poi alla scrittura barocca, con la quale si ripercorrono il tratto stilistico
delle forme e delle strutture classiche e curandone lo svolgimento melodico ed un’attenta e continua analisi armonica,
riconoscendone così il principio fondamentale di uno stile creativo.
La chitarra ed il pianoforte, sia nella solistica come nella cameristica, sono i due strumenti in cui si è articolata una
prima serie di composizioni. Nella prima si riconoscono, sia per l’esperienza di concertista che per la peculiarità degli
stili, le prime opere giovanili improntate ad una connotazione espressiva alla ricerca della speculazione timbrica e ad
esaltare le caratteristiche tecniche dello strumento. Nella seconda, con le quattro romanze Op.3 - 6 , si entra, anche
se pur nei limiti tecnici, nel mondo più tipicamente romantico nella consapevolezza di un attento recupero di un
linguaggio intimistico di poesia e di ricerca introspettiva lontano dalle elaborazioni dell’ermetica contemporanea.
Recentemente la produzione musicale si è rivolta ad una serie di trascrizioni e di nuove composizioni, a carattere
didattico quale contributo alla musica per i giovani.
Le musiche, infatti, con particolare riguardo a quelle per ‘orchestra scolastica’ e piccole formazioni cameristiche di
prossima pubblicazione a cura delle Edizioni Musicali Bèrben di Ancona, costituiscono un vero e proprio patrimonio
d’opere con specifici contenuti tecnici e stilistici.
Come compositore ha ricevuto riconoscimenti artistici come opere premiate e segnalate ai Concorsi Nazionali ed
Internazionali di Composizione di Viareggio (1999), Povoletto (2000 – 2008) e Padenghe sul Garda (2006).
Ha pubblicato per la Bèrben di Ancona, Wichy e Rugginenti di Milano.
(Fonte diretta)
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Antignani Luca (english)
He graduated in Piano, Composition, Orchestral conducting and Electronic Music; he graduated in Composition with
maximum score at the Scuola Civica in Milano with A. Solbiati and in 2001 he also graduated in Composition at the
Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia in Rome with A. Corghi. He took part in the Cursus annuel de composition et
d’informatique musicale at the IRCAM in Paris (2001-2002).
He had selected to represent Europe to the FORUM 2002 in Montreal, obtaining the commission of a composition for
the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. In the same year he received two commissions from Radio France : the first for a
chamber composition for the programme “Série à la breve”, broadcasted on the radios France Culture, France
Musique and Hector , and the other for a chamber composition for the festival “Présences” 2003. In 2003 he received
a commission from the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Mediterranée for a composition for choir and orchestra to execute
during a tour of several concerts in different countries of Europe, and one composition had worked by the Ensemble
Intercontemporain in 2004. In 2005 he obtained by the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia and by theBiennale of
Venice the commission of a composition for orchestra for the “Festival Berio” in Rome and the “Festival della
Biennale” in Venice, in 2006 a commission for a chamber piece for the Festival RAI NuovaMusica of Turin and, at the
same time, winner of the Barlow Endowment 2005, he writes a pièce for four renown american ensembles.
From 2007 to 2009 he’s composer in residence at the conservatories of Annecy and Chambéry; during this period he
received a commission from the France State for a pedagogical project (a ballet choreographed by Maryse Delente), a
commission from the Société de Musique de Chambre of Lyon for a string quartet, a commission from the Orchestre
des Pays de Savoie for a string orchestra piece and a combined commission from the electronic music
center GRAME of Lyon and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, for a chamber piece with live electronics.
He obtained prizes and he was pointed out as noteworthy in several international composition competitions as
GRAME/EOC 2008, “Barlow Endowment 2005”, “Guido d’Arezzo”, “Molinari quartet”, “Lepo Sumera”, “Castello di
Belveglio”, “Alfedo Casella”, ICONS, “Fattoria Paradiso”, “Backsteingotick” and others.
His compositions had executed during several contemporary music festivals like “Musica” (Strasbourg, 2008). “Les
Musiques” (Marseille, 2008), RAI NuovaMusica Festival (Torino, 2007), Sinopoli Festival (Taormina, 2006), Berio
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Festival (Roma, 2005), Dresdner Musikfestspiele (Dresde, 2005), Settembre Musica (Torino, 2004), Milano Musica
(2004), the Festival International d’Orchestres de Jeunes Européens (2003), the Emilia Romagna Festival (2003), and
in Montréal (2002 & 2007), Paris (“Résonances” 2002, “Présences” 2003, “Agora” 2003), Arezzo (1996, 2002), Reggio
Emilia (“Di Nuovo Musica”, 1999) Siena (Accademia Chigiana, 2000, 2001, 2002), Milano (“Pomeriggi Musicali”
Symphony Orchestra, 2000; “Cantelli” Symphony Orchestra, 2001), Bacau (Romania) (“Mihail Yora” Symphony
Orchestra, 2000), Venezia (Festival della Biennale, 2000 & 2005), Roma (Nuova Consonanza, 2001) and others.
Some of his works have been broadcasted and telecasted by a lot of national radios, like Radio Televisione Italiana,
Radio France and Radio Canada.
As a musicologist he wrote several items about the contemporary music in the Nuova Enciclopedia De Agostini 2003.
His scores are edited by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni (Milano).
He teaches orchestration at the CNSMD of Lyon (France) and contemporary music at the HEM of LausanneFribourg (Switzerland).
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Antitomaso Cosimo (italiano)
Cosimo Antitomaso si è diplomato presso il Conservatorio “D. Cimarosa” di Avellino sotto la guida del maestro Mario
Quattrocchi. Successivamente si è perfezionato con Michelangelo Severi presso il liceo musicale “Arcangelo Corelli” di
Cesena. Ha vinto vari concorsi nazionali (G.B. Pergolesi - A.M.A. Calabria - Riviera della Versilia - Città di Bacoli - Le
Muse) sia come solista che in duo e si è distinto per la brillante attività concertistica. Ha all’attivo diverse pubblicazioni
per la casa editrice Esarmonia tra cui una collana dedicata alla canzone napoletana e alcuni volumi rivolti alla didattica
strumentale tra cui spicca per freschezza e originalità il metodo “La chitarra per i ragazzi”. Si è diplomato in Didattica
della Musica presso il Conservatorio “Ottorino Respighi” di Latina e ha conseguito il diploma accademico di II livello
per l’insegnamento dello strumento musicale presso il Conservatorio “D. Cimarosa” di Avellino. Si occupa,
parallelamente alla musica classica, della divulgazione della musica popolare del sud Italia e nel 2007 ha inciso il cd
“Sússete né” con il gruppo “Tracce Popolari”, per l’etichetta “Oiné”, contenente brani di sua composizione. È docente
di chitarra presso la scuola media “R. Uccella” di S. Maria Capua Vetere.
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Anton Susana (italiano)
Compositrice residente a Mendoza. Ha studiato alla Universidad de Cuyo. Ha svolto attività didattica, ed ha diretto il
coro 'Niños Cantores de Mendoza' ed altri gruppi vocali.
Antonioni Francesco (english)
Born in 1971, Francesco Antonioni grew up in a musicians’ family. He started composing at an early age, graduated in
piano and composition, got a master’s degree in composition under the guidance of Azio Corghi at the Accademia
Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, then went to study with Julian Anderson and George Benjamin at the Royal
College of Music in London, with the support of a Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother scholarship.
His music, always appreciated for its originality and independence, has been performed by major orchestras and
festivals, and broadcast in Europe and the United States. He has received commissions by prestigious institutions and
musicians, including his mentors, George Benjamin and Hans Werner Henze, the latter to whom he has been
composing assistant for three years. Whilst his musical roots lie in the classical tradition, his current musical interests
encompass many genres, from experimental electronics to pop and folk song. This is also fuelled by his work as a
radio presenter on the Italian National Radio (RAI–Radio3). His compositions reflect the breadth of his interests,
attempting a synthesis of various tendencies in contemporary art, framed into forms derived from the classical
Amongst his compositions are: Chat-Opera, a multimedia chamber opera for singers, actors, amplified ensemble and
DJ, premiered in 2002 at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan and the Piccolo Regio theatre in Turin, and broadcast as part of
the 2002 Prix Italia; Morphing, for string quartet, premiered by the Smith Quartet at the Venice Biennale in 2001, and
selected to represent Italy at the 2002 International Rostrum of Composers in Paris. Le melodie nascoste was
commissioned and extensively performed by twelve Italian orchestras and also played by the RAI National Symphony
Orchestra in 2004. Codice Ovvio is a ‘visual cantata’ commissioned by the Ensemble Modern, premiered at the
Schauspielhaus in Frankfurt in January 2006. Giga, for large orchestra, was commissioned jointly by the Accademia
Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Goethe Institut and the Ernst von Siemens Stiftung, to celebrate Hans Werner Henze’s
80th birthday, and was premiered by the Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia under Pascal Rophé in June
2006. In September 2006 his Violin Concerto was premiered in the US by Lorenza Borrani with the Albany Symphony
Orchestra conducted by David Alan Miller. In December 2007 the Arena di Verona opened its winter season with a
ballet made on Demand me nothing, meditation on Iago, for orchestra. In January 2009 his Ballata, for eight solo
strings was greeted with enthusiasm after its premiere given by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group under
George Benjamin and the success was echoed by reviews on the Times and the Guardian.
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Antoniou Theodore (italiano)
Compositore e direttore d'orchestra greco nato ad Atene nel 1935. Ha studiato violino, canto e composizione al
Conservatorio Nazionale di Atene sotto la guida di M.Kalomiris e Y.Papaioannou.
Antunes Jorge de Freitas (italiano)
Compositore brasiliano nato a Rio de Janeiro nel 1942. Ha studiato violino, composizione e direzione d'orchestra
presso la Scuola Nazionale di Musica dell'Università del Brasile. Si è interessato di musica elettronica.
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Antunes Jorge de Freitas (français)
Jorge Antunes est né à Rio de Janeiro en 1942. Il commence ses études musicales en 1958 et en 1960 entre à l'Ecole
Nationale de Musique de l'Université du Brésil, dans la classe de violon. Il entra en 1964 au cours de Composition et
de Direction d'Orchestre, recevant l'enseignement de Henrique Morelembaum, José Siqueira et Eleazar de Carvalho.
Simultanément il suivit les cours de composition de Guerra Peixe à la Pro-Arte de Rio de Janeiro.
Avant 1964 Antunes avait embrassé le courant nationaliste et ses oeuvres dénotaient l'influence de Villa-Lobos. A
partir de ce moment il a commencé à s'intéresser à la Musique Electronique. Deux années auparavant (1962) il entra
à la Faculté Nationale de Philosophie et obtint la licence de Physique en 1965.
En 1962 il construit plusieurs appareils électroniques: générateurs de sons, filtres électroniques, modulateurs, etc.; il
a fondé le Centre de Recherches Chromo-Musicales se détachant ainsi comme précurseur en Musique Electronique au
Brésil. A partir de 1966 Antunes se remarque comme nom représentatif de la musique d'avant-garde du Brésil et
participe à plusieurs festivals nationaux et internationaux.
En 1965 il commence une recherche dans le domaine de la correspondance son & couleur et son & image, en écrivant
des oeuvres qu'il appelle CROMOPLASTOFONIAS, pour orchestres, bandes magnétiques, lumières, odeurs, substances
gustatives et tactiles.
En 1967 il est invité par le directeur de l'Instituto Villa-Lobos de Rio de Janeiro pour organiser le Centre de
Recherches Musicales et est nommé professeur de Musiques Electroacoustiques à l'Instituto Villa-Lobos, où il a
transféré son laboratoire, et où il donne des cours de Composition.
En 1969 il est vainqueur du Concurso Bienal de l'Instituto Torcuato Di Tella de Buenos Aires, qui sélectionne un
compositeur de chaque pays sud-américain pour lui offrir un stage au Centro Latino-Americano de Altos Estudios
Musicales. Avec la bourse d'études Antunes va à Buenos Aires, où il suit des études de perfectionnement en
composition musicale et esthétique, sous la direction d'Alberto Ginastera, Luis de Pablo, Umberto Eco, Eric Salzman,
Francisco Kröpfl et Gerardo Gandini. En 1969 et 1970 il travaille au Laboratoire de Musique Electronique de l'Institut
Torcuato Di Tella, à Buenos Aires.
En octobre 1970 il obtient une bourse du gouvernement hollandais pour suivre un stage en Musique Electronique et
Musique par Ordinateur à l'Institut de Sonologie de l'Université d'Utrecht. A Utrecht il travaille sous la direction de
Gotfried Michael Koenig, Stan Tempelaars et Greta Vermeulen. Son oeuvre Music for Eight Persons Playing Things,
composée à cette époque et primée au Concours Gaudemus 1971, a été complètement calculée à l'aide de
l'ordinateur Electrologica X-8 de l'Université d'Utrecht.
En 1971/73 Antunes a été boursier du gouvernement français pour suivre un stage au Groupe de Recherches
Musicales de l'ORTF sous la direction de Pierre Schaeffer, Guy Reibel et François Bayle, et pour suivre le Cours de
Doctorat en Esthétique Musicale, sous la direction de Daniel Charles, à la Sorbonne-Université de Paris VIII.
En Juin 1973 il a été invité par l'Université de Brasilia pour donner des cours de Composition Musicale au
Département de Musique, où il est actuellement Professeur Titulaire de Composition Musicale, Musique
Contemporaine et Acoustique Musicale. A la même Université il a réinstallé, avec un équipement professionnel, son
ancien laboratoire personnel de Musique Electronique, et il a fondé le GeMUnB (Groupe d'Expérimentation Musicale),
un ensemble de huit musiciens spécialistes de la musique expérimentale et de live-electronics qui a fait une tournée
en Europe en 1975.
En 1976/77 Antunes est rentré à Paris avec une bourse du gouvernement français et de l'Université de Brasilia, pour
terminer son Doctorat à l'Université de Paris VIII, où il a soutenu sa thèse Son Nouveau, Nouvelle Notation.
Entre 1978 et 1989 il développa une intense activité culturelle et politique à Brasilia, dans les mouvements
intellectuels et populaires pour la démocratisation de son pays. Pendant cette période il écrit des oeuvres engagées
politiquement, mais toujours avec un langage d'avant-garde. A la même période il dirige plusieurs projets musicaux à
l'Université de Brasilia (Centre de Recherches Musicales, Orchestre de Chambre de l'Université de Brasilia, Festivals
de Musique Contemporaine, etc.). Il réalise de nombreux voyages en Europe pour participer à des Festivals et diriger
des concerts de ses oeuvres.
En 1992/93 il a reçu une bourse de la Fondation Vitae, une bourse post-doctorale du CNPq (Conseil National de
Recherches) et une licence sabbatique de l'Université de Brasilia, pour séjourner pendant un an en Europe et en
Proche Orient (Berlin, Baden-Baden, Freiburg, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem et Paris), pour la recherche et la composition de
son nouvel opéra OLGA. Entre janvier et juillet 1993 il est compositeur-résident aux Ateliers UPIC, dirigés par Iannis
Xenakis et Gérard Pappe, où il a travaillé dans le domaine de l'informatique musicale et de la correspondance
Son&Image en realisant les bandes de sons électroniques d'être utilisées simultanément à la partie symphonique de
son nouvel opéra.
En 1993 son oeuvre Idiosynchronie a reçu le Prix de Recommandation de la Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs
de l'UNESCO. En 1994 il a été invité par le Festival de Bourges pour présenter un concert spécial consacré à la
musique électroacoustique brésiliènne et pour présenter la création mondiale de son nouvelle oeuvre Le Cru et Le
Cuit, pour percussion et bande, réalisée à l'UPIC. En 1994 Jorge Antunes a été élu membre de l'Academie Brésiliènne
de Musique et il a reçu le Prix de Musique Créative au Festival de Londrina au Brésil. Aussi en 1994 il a organisé et
dirigé le I Encontro de Música Eletroacústica (Première Rencontre de Musique Electroacoustique), à Brasília. Pendant
cette Rencontre les participants ont fondé la Société Brésiliènne de Musique Electroacoustique. Antunes a été élu
premier Président de la S.B.M.E, étant réélu en 1997 pour une nouvelle période.
Entre février et juin 1995 Antunes a réalisé une tournée en France, où il a participé du Festival Présences 95, avec la
création mondiale de son nouvelle oeuvre Rimbaudiannisia MCMXCV, commandée par Radio France. Pendant cette
période il a réalisé des oeuvres électroacoustiques, sur commande, aux Studios de Musique Electroacoustique du
Groupe de Recherches Musicales de Paris, des Ateliers UPIC de Massy et du Groupe de Expérimentation Musicale de
L'oeuvre Rimbaudiannisia MCMXCV a reçu, en 1996, le Prix de Recommandation de la Tribune Internationale des
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Anzaghi Davide (italiano)
Compositeurs de l'UNESCO et a été donnée en création au Brésil pendant la XII Biennale de Musique Brésilienne
Contemporaine, à Rio.
En 1997 il a gagné une bourse de la Foundation Rio-Arte pour composer un Ballet instrumental-électronique.
Aussi en 1997 il organise et dirige le II Encontro de Música Eletroacústica (Deuxième Rencontre de Musique
Electroacoustique), à Brasília, cette fois en niveau international.
En février 1998 il est invité par l'Université d'Aveiro, Portugal, pour y donner des master-classes pendant les Journées
de Musique Electroacoustique. En juin 1998 il est invité par l'Institut Goethe et par le groupe Músicos
Contemporáneos de Cordoba, Argentine, por y donner des conférences et concerts de ses oeuvres. Aussi en 1998 il a
reçu le prix Estancia 1998 du Ministère de la Culture du gouvernement espagnol. Avec ce prix Antunes donne des
master-classes au Laboratorio de Informática y Electrónica Musical (LIEM) de Madrid, où il travaille pendant la période
juillet-août en realisant une nouvelle oeuvre électroacoustique.
Anzaghi Davide (italiano)
Davide Anzaghi è nato il 29 novembre 1936 a Milano, città nella quale risiede e opera, alternando l'attività di
compositore con quella di docente di Composizione, presso il Conservatorio G. Verdi della stessa città. Avviato
precocemente allo studio della musica dal padre, anch'egli musicista, ha poi compiuto gli studi musicali accademici diplomandosi in Pianoforte, Musica Corale e Direzione di Coro, Direzione d'Orchestra e infine Composizione - al
Conservatorio G. Verdi di Milano. Iniziata l'attività didattica al Civico Istituto Donizetti di Bergamo, ha
successivamente insegnato al Venturi di Brescia, per approdare al Conservatorio di Milano, istituto presso il quale è
attualmente docente di Composizione. Fatta eccezione per alcuni lavori di impianto accademico e risalenti agli anni
della formazione scolastica, le opere di Davide Anzaghi sono tutte successive al 1970, anno nel quale l'autore matura
la propria vocazione di compositore e inizia una laboriosa attività creativa, la quale lo conduce ad approntare
numerosi pezzi da camera e sinfonici e ad imporsi in autorevoli contesti. Per ben due anni (1970 e 1971) ha vinto A
Concorso di Composizione Pianistica Città di Treviso, con le composizioni Segni e Ritografia. Nel 1973 la composízíone
per orchestra Limbale ha ricevuto il primo premio al X Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Sinfonica Ferdinando
Ballo. Nel 1974 il pezzo per grande orchestra dal titolo Ausa viene dichiarato vincitore del Concorso Internazionale
Olivier Messiaen, da una giuria composta da G. Ligeti,, W. Lutoslawskí, I. Xenakis, Ton de Leeuw e presieduta dallo
stesso Messiaen. Eseguita nelle più importanti istituzioni musicali internazionali, la musica di D. Anzaghí ha via via
acquisito importanza e stile inconfondibili. Iniziata l'esperienza compositiva nel contesto delle avanguardie degli anni
cinquanta e sessanta, l'autore ha successivamente maturato esigenze diverse che lo hanno condotto verso una
scrittura armonica ed eufoníca: attraverso un'acusticità soave trapela una pregnante componente onirica; cifra
stílistíca presente fino ai primi anni ottanta. A decorrere dal 1984 l'autore si converte ad una scrittura vivida e
dialettica, dalla quale, oltre ad una cospicua componente pitagorica, emerge il progetto poetico di fondo, teso a
rivalutare il ruolo dell'ascolto: per privilegiare il quale la progettazione composítiva si dispone all'efficacia, pur
conservando la complessità delle proprie trame.
Aperghis Georges (english)
A Greek composer born in Athens in 1945, he has lived and worked in Paris since 1963.
In 1971, after a few instrumental pieces more or less inspired by serial techniques, he composes his first musical
play La tragique histoire du nécromancien Hiéronimo et de son miroir. This piece is at the root of much of his future
investigations into the relationships between music and text, between music and stage.
Thus, he takes part in the great adventure of musical theater that begun in France at the Festival d’Avignon.
In 1976, with the founding of ATEM (Atelier Théâtre et Musique), he reinvents his approach to composition with a new
art-form inspired by everyday life and social issues transposed into an often absurd and poetic world, in which
musicians, singers, actors, and multimedia artists meet on a equal footing (La bouteille à la mer, 1976;
Conversations, 1985; Sextuor, 1993; Commentaires, 1996)
After leaving ATEM in 1997, he goes on writing musical plays (Machinations,2000; Paysage sous surveillance,
2002; Le petit chaperon rouge, 2003; Luna Park, 2011).
His concert music includes a large series of instrument or vocal solo pieces (among them is his
masterpiece Récitations, 1978), introducing theatrical elements here and there, sometimes purely gestural. His
chamber music, either orchestral, vocal, or instrumental, is rich of many pieces composed for a wide variety of
performing ensembles. In these, he does not give up his taste for experimentation, nor for a certain kind of
provocation (Die Wände haben Ohren, for large orchestra, 1972), but unlike musical theater, nothing is intentionally
stage-oriented, all is composition-driven.
His opera works, a third domain of activity, may be considered a synthesis of his musical theater and concert music;
here, the text is the unifying and decisive element, and the singing voice is the main vector of expression. Georges
Aperghis has composed seven lyrical works, includingPandemonium (1973) inspired by Jules Vernes’
writings, Liebestod (1981) after a letter from Brentano to Goethe, Tristes tropiques (1996) after Levi-Strauss, Les
Boulingrin (2010) after Georges Courteline.
Indeed, since the early 2000s, classifying Georges Aperghis’s works in three distinct domains is more confusing than
ever because of their very nature.
Die Hamletmaschine (2001), an oratorio based on Heiner Muller’s work; Dark Side (2004), a “monodrama” based on
Aeschylus’ Oresteia; Avis de tempête(2004), an opera; perhaps even Wölfli Kantata (2006), a cantata after Adolf
Wölfli’s writings; or Happiness Daily (2009), for soprano, mezzo-soprano and ensemble; all of them challenge the
issues of drama, of performance, of staging, and they illustrate the freedom with which Georges Aperghis plays on
classification and genre, in the performing arts as well as the theater.
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Aprile Antonio (italiano)
A prolific composer with a never-ending inventiveness, Georges Aperghis is building a very personal corpus of works,
serious and humorous at the same time, rooted in tradition as well as free of institutional constraints. Knowledgeably
opening up unexpected horizons of vitality and ease for his performers, he skillfully reconciles the sound and the
visual, as much as he broaches issues embedded in the tragic or derisory aspects of his time.
In October 2011, Georges Aperghis received the Mauricio Kagel’s Prize.
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Aprile Antonio (italiano)
Antonio Aprile, compositore ed interprete catanese, diplomato in chitarra al Conservatorio di Vibo Valentia e in
chitarra dell'ottocento al Conservatorio di Avellino, ha studiato composizione col M° Enrico Dibennardo. Ha composto
musica per chitarra sola, con voce o altri strumenti, per quintetto di fiati, per pianoforte, percussioni, utilizzando
spesso testi poetici di autori contemporanei come Andrea Zanzotto, Cesare Pavese, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Garcia Lorca,
Fiore Torrisi per composizioni (non sempre autorizzate dai poeti...) destinate a varie formazioni di voci recitanti e
strumenti. Sue opere sono state eseguite in rassegne di musica contemporanea in Italia (Associazione Musicale Etnea
- Catania) e all'Estero (Bruxelles).
Nel '95 ha fondato i “Musikoi Logoi”, ensemble di voci recitanti e strumenti con cui eseguiva propria musica, nel '98 gli
“Antikantus” ensemble di musica medievale ove si diletta con citola, viella e strumenti similari. Marginalmente si
occupa di poesia, fotografia e attività editoriali.
Aranda Pablo (español)
Nacido en 1960, inició sus estudios musicales en la Escuela Experimental Artística de Antofagosta y los continuó en
Santiago en la Universidad Metropolitana y en la Universidad de Chile. El la composición fue guidado por los
profesores Cirilo Vila y Andrés Alcalde en Chile, Johannes Fritsch en Alemania y Franco Donatoni en Italia. Sus
composiciones, en la mayoría de cámara, han sido interpretadas permanentemente en varios países del mundo y
grabadas en discos. Su gran afinidad y conoscimiento de la guitarra, la han llevado a escribir obras solísticas y en
conjuntos de cámara.
Araújo Severino (français)
Clarinettiste, compositeur et chef d'orchestre. Très renommé au Brésil pour ses arrangements sublimes. Par tradition
tous les plus grands solistes étaient ses propres frères et cousins.
Arenas Fuentes Mauricio (español)
Mauricio Arenas Fuentes nació en Chile en 1964 y reside en Francia desde 1976. En este país estudió armonía,
orquestación y análisis con los profesores Gerard Castanié y Katori Makino. Durante los años ochenta, comenzó a
estrenar obras de cámara y a colaborar musicalmente con espectáculos visuales (teatro, cine). Primer premio del
concurso de composición “Andrés Segovia” en España, la obra de Mauricio Arenas Fuentes ha sido estrenada en
América del sur, del norte y en Europa por interpretes como Carlos Pérez, Oscar Ohlsen, Romilio Orellana, Vincent
Airault, María Paz Santibañez y la orquesta Filarmónica de Montevideo (Uruguay).
Desde 2004, Mauricio Arenas Fuentes participa activamente, junto al guitarrista Vincent Airault y la pianista María Paz
Santibanez, en “LEOPAZ”, asociación que propone una apertura a las diferentes practicas y campos estéticos
contemporáneos, mas allá de las filiares académicas o institucionales tradicionales. Mauricio Arenas Fuentes ha sido
editado por la editorial Billaudot (París) y EMEC (Madrid).
Argento Dominick (italiano)
Compositore statunitense di origine italiana, nato a York (Pennsylvania) nel 1927. È stato allievo, tra gli altri, di
L.Dallapiccola, B.Rogers e H.Hanson.
Aristova Nina (italiano)
Compositrice e pianista russa. Ha studiato al Conservatorio di Mosca con K.Batashov e L.Timofeewa. Ha proseguito
l'attività di compositrice ed insegnante in Germania.
Armijo Leticia (español)
Nació en la Ciudad de México en el año de 1961. Inició sus estudios de guitarra a la edad de cuatro años con Daniel
Torres y en el Conservatorio Nacional de Música. Concluyó sus estudios de licenciatura en Composición en la Escuela
Nacional de Música de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), obteniendo mención honorífica. Estudió
la maestría en gestión y Promoción de la M´sica en la Sociedad y el Docororado en Historia y Ciencias de la Música en
la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Actualmente realiza una estancia Posdoctoral en composición en la
Universidad de Granada Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
1965-1982 Iniciación musical. Estudios de guitarra con Daniel Torres.
1982-1985 Conservatorio Nacional de Música.
1988-1992 Ciclo Propedéutico en el área de composición, violín y guitarra. Escuela Nacional de Música de la
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
1992 -1997 Licenciatura en Composición en la Escuela Nacional de Música de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de
México (UNAM), obteniendo mención honorífica.
2001-2003 Maestría en Gestión y Promoción de la Música en la Sociedad. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
2001-2007 Doctorado en Historia y Ciencias de la Música en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid obteniendo la
mención Cum Laude por unanimidad con la tesis Graciela Agudelo: una compositora del siglo XXI. 2007.
2010-2012 Posdoctorado en composición, Universidad de Granada en España.
Comedia sin título. Ópera en un acto sobre textos de Federico García Lorca.
Las mujeres y el Quijote. Concierto para guitarra.
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Armstrong John Gordon (english)
Actualmente es una de las compositoras más activas en el panorama de la música mexicana de concierto. Como
compositora ha sido acreedora de importantes premios y reconocimientos como el Premio SACM de composición
Sinfónica otorgado por Música de Concierto y la Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México en el 2007, año en el
que es galardonada en el terreno de la música electroacústica por el Ministerio de Cultura y Educación de España en
el Laboratorio de Informática y Electrónica Musical del Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, mismo que vuelve a
obtener en el 2009.
Sus obras han sido interpretadas por reconocidos concertistas, coros y orquestas en Austria, Cuba, España, Chile,
Francia, México, Bélgica, Italia, Lisboa, Washington y Japón, como Cuauhtémoc Rivera, el cubano Ensamble Coral
Nexus, Cuarteto Carlos Chávez, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Orquesta Sinfónica
de Cuba, Orquesta Sinfónica del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Orquesta de Cámara del Nuevo Mundo y Orquesta
Sinfónica de Acapulco, entre otros.
Sus obras han sido publicadas por la editorial canadiense ARLA Music Pu blishin Company.
Dentro de su catálogo compositivo destaca Sonata Andina, estrenada por Cuauhtémoc Rivera y Yolanda Martínez; las
variaciones para orquesta A tus recuerdos, estrenadas por la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México dirigida por
Enrique Diemecke; el cuarteto de cuerdas A pesar de todo estrenado por el Cuarteto Carlos Chávez, la música original
para la obra teatral Ayer su silencio hoy su voz dirigida por la dramaturga María Luisa Medina, los arreglos y
orquestación de los Villancicos de navidad presentados por la Orquesta de Cámara del Nuevo Mundo bajo la dirección
de Johannes Bruno Ullrich, la música original para el film Las canchalagüeras de la cineasta española Rosa Pérez
Almeida, la Sinfonía guerrera OIKABETH, Premio SACM de Composición Sinfónica estrenada por la Orquesta Sinfónica
de Acapulco, dirigida por Arturo Álvarez, el Ballet Sinfónico en cuatro actos Coyolxauhqui. Réquiem de cuerpo
presente estrenado por al Orquesta Sinfónica del IPN bajo la dirección de Gabriela Díaz Alatriste.
Web: (2012)
Armstrong John Gordon (english)
John Armstrong, born in Toronto in 1952, studied composition at the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan
in the USA and the Ecole d'arts américains in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. His principal interest is in the writing of
chamber music, with a special focus on the guitar and the voice. His style ranges form the lyric and expressive (Songs
for Lyra, Circle's End) to the ironic (An die Musik II, The Last Waltz in Boston) to the more abstract (Ghosts).
Armstrong Tom (english)
Lecturer in Music, Director of Postgraduate Research PhD (York).
Tom is a composer whose music is performed throughout the UK and in Europe. Performers with whom he has
worked include Jane Chapman, Melanie Pappenheim, the Delta Saxophone Quartet, Notes Inégales, the Fidelio Trio,
the Endymion Ensemble, the New Music Players, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic. His
output is notable for its diversity of medium, technique and aesthetic; it includes music for both amateurs and
professionals, draws influences from post-war modernism, through European post-miminalism to non-Western music,
and embraces both ‘fixed’ and open notions of the musical work.
Tom has worked on a number of large-scale collaborative projects. Black Maria, by acclaimed children’s author Diana
Wynne Jones, was created with choreographer Susan Crow and screenwriter Zara Waldeback and premiered at the
Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadlers Wells. The same year (2007) he composed the one-woman show Catching the Sun with
the playwright Stephanie McKnight. Other collaborations with writers include The Cathedral on the Marshes (2010-12,
with Sarah Diamond) commissioned by the Crossness Engines Trust and funded by the PRSF, the RVW Trust, the
Britten-Pears Foundation and Arts Council England, Opened Spaces (with Jim Morris) released on the CD Songs Now
(Meridian Records) in 2012, and Do the Right Thing (with Bridget Minamore) premiered at the Linbury Theatre in
2012 as part of the Royal Opera House’s ‘Exposure’ series.
In his recent instrumental music Tom has been experimenting with notational approaches that open up broader
avenuesfor performer creativity and bring a more collaborative approach to the composer/performer relationship.
Albumleaves (2013) for the Ligeti Quartet and trumpeter Simon Desbruslais (scheduled for release on Signum
Classics in 2015) and his work in progress for Trio Aporia (Stephen Preston, flute, Richard Boothby, viola da gamba
and Jane Chapman, harpsichord) utilise indeterminacy and open form to confer on the performers greater
responsibility for determining the configuration and overall sound of a piece in performance.
Tom studied composition with George Nicholson before reading music at York University, remaining to pursue a DPhil
with Roger Marsh. He studied with Vinko Globokar at Dartington Summer School and with Magnus Lindberg, Colin
Matthews and Oliver Knussen at the Britten-Pears School. He attended the prestigious InternationalCourse for
Professional Choreographers and Composers at Bretton Hall working with, amongst others, Kenneth Tharp and
WayneMacGregor. In 2011 Tom was selected for VOX3, part of the opera development programme at the ROH, where
he worked with Dominic Muldowney and John Lloyd-Davies.
Web: (2015)
Arnold Malcolm (italiano)
Compositore, direttore d'orchestra inglese, nato in Northampton. È stato prima tromba della London Philarmonic
Orchestra e dell'Orchestra della BBC. Nel 1957 ha vinto il promio Oscar come autore della musica del film Il ponte sul
fiume Kwai.
Aron Stephen (english)
Described by the New York Times as “cultivated and musical”, Stephen Aron has established himself at the center of
the American classical guitar scene. Recent performances have taken him across North America and Europe, including
appearances in Canada, France, Denmark and Italy. He is a regular feature artist at numerous American guitar
festivals, including at six Guitar Foundation of America Conventions, the Boston Conservatory Guitar Festivals,
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Arrieu Claude (english)
Stetson International Guitar Festivals, Portland Guitar Festivals, Great Lakes Festivals, Rantucci Guitar Festivals,
Appalachian Guitar Festivals, Eastman Guitar Festivals, East Carolina University Guitar Festivals, Alexandria Guitar
Festivals, National Summer Guitar Workshops, Rosario Guitar Festivals, the Ithaca College Winter Guitar Festival, the
Yale University Guitar Extravaganza, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Eastern Tennessee Guitar Festival, the
Weathersfield Chamber Music Festival, the ASTA Symposia, the MANC Festival and others. He has performed and
taught at such schools as Manhattan School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Yale University, University of
Southern California, Tulane University, Magill University, MIT, Cal State Fullerton, Miami International University, the
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Mannes College of Music.
An active recording artist, he has released seven cd’s, to critical acclaim. Notably, the music Aron has recorded is
almost entirely of his own creation, either by arrangement or composition, and includes the complete mazurkas of
Chopin, volumes of music of Mendelssohn and Schumann, and new works by both contemporary composers and “lost”
works, such as the complete guitar works of Walter Burle Marx. Most recently, Aron has turned his attention to
composing; his newest recording features his own original solo works. Aron’s arrangements and compositions can be
found in print in editions by Tuscany/Theodore Presser, Mel Bay and Clear Note Publications.
A vigorous chamber music advocate, he performs regularly with JoNell Aron, soprano, the Gabrieli Ensemble (strings),
a quartet, Poco Tango, (flute, guitar, bass and percussion), and others. His long-time partnership with flutist Jane
Berkner, the AronBerkner Duo, has performed across the region and abroad. Together, they co-direct Suonare in
Italia an annual chamber music workshop in Italy.
Aron has adjudicated and produced numerous national and international competitions. The Chairman of the Board of
Directors of the GFA from 1991-93, Aron hosted and directed the GFA Convention in 1988 in Akron, and was again
the host and artistic director of the GFA Convention in 2005, in Oberlin. Aron is a graduate of the Hartt College of
Music and the University of Arizona. In addition to his post as Professor of Music and Chairman of Guitar Studies at
the University of Akron, Stephen Aron is Teacher of Classical Guitar and founder of the classical guitar studies
program at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Web: (2015)
Arrieu Claude (english)
She was a prolific composer who sttudied at the Paris Conservatory with Paul Dukas, among others. Her music had
the ease of flow and elegance of structure that typified Parisian neo-classicism, while avoiding the often concomitant
frivolity. Vivacity, clarity of expression and a natural feel for melody were her hall marks. Her radio score Frederic
General won a Prix Italia in 1949. Her music included several stage works, concertos and numerous wind chamber
pieces. She later worked with Pierre Schaeffer, the innovative electronic composer, although she never used
electronic techniques in any of her concert compositions.
Arseneault Raynald (english)
Raynald Arseneault was born in Québec on June 9, 1945, and died in 1995. He studied at the Montréal Conservatory
with Gilles Tremblay (composition and analysis), Françoise Aubut-Pratt (harmony and organ), and in 1973 was
awarded premier prix and the Prix d'Europe in composition. He spent eight years in France from 1973 to 1981. There
he studied with Tony Aubin (composition) and Pierre Cochereau (organ) at the Académie Internationale de Nice, with
Claude Lefebvre (composition) at the Conservatoire National de la Région de Metz, and Claude Ballif (analysis and
composition) and Michel Philippot (composition) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. Encounters with
Yvan Wychnegradski in Paris and Giacinto Scelsi in Rome had important effects on his development.
Arseneault Raynald (italiano)
Compositore canadese nato in Québec. Ha studiato organo e composizione a Montréal, ed in seguito ha vissuto per
otto anni in Francia. Rientrato in Canada ha ricevuto numerosi riconoscimenti.
Arteaga Edward (english)
Edward Arteaga was born on July 15, 1950. He received a B.M. at Boston University, studying with Gardner Read and
John Goodman. Emigrating to Canada, he attended the Shawnigan Lake Summer School of the Arts where he studied
with Jean Coulthard. Since then he has worked as musical and technical director for the Paula Ross Dance Company.
Arteaga has written several works for Vancouver's widely respected exponent of new music for the guitar, Michael
Strutt, and received a CAPAC recording subsidy for his Suite for Guitar. Other awards include first prize at the
Okanagan Music Festival for Composers, for his Symphony No.1, and the Alberto Guerrero Memorial Prize for Venturi
for two pianos. Arteaga's style of composition reflects a quest for a clear and direct musical expression. He is firmly
linked to the Western musical style, especially the music of Mahler, Stravinsky, and Bartók.
Arteaga Edward (italiano)
Compositore americano nativo del New Jersey. Ha frequentato l'Università di Boston. Trasferitosi in Canada ha
frequentato The Shawningan Lake Summer School of The Arts. Il suo stile è strettamente legato a Mahler, Stravinsky
e Bartók.
Artero Juan Manuel (español)
Juan Manuel Artero nace en Madrid en 1969. Inicialmente autodidacta, continua estudios musicales de forma privada
y acude a cursos y seminarios impartidos por diversos profesores en Madrid, Alicante, Cuenca, y en la Universidad de
Alcalá de Henares, donde estudia con Mauricio Sotelo y José Luis de Delás. En 1995 asiste a la Academie d’Étè en el
IRCAM (París) y se traslada a Italia, donde estudia composición con Salvatore Sciarrino y música electroacústica en
Milán y Roma. En 1996 es becado por el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores para residir en la Academia Española de
Historia, Arqueología y Bellas Artes en Roma, y en 1998 por la SGAE para acudir al curso del Festival de Darmstadt.
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Asafiev Boris (english)
En 1999 es nombrado compositor en residencia por la Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, y en el periodo 2000-2002
ha vivido en la Residencia de Estudiantes becado por el Ayuntamiento de Madrid.
Sus obras han sido estrenadas en diversas ciudades y festivales españoles, así como en Hungría, Alemania, Austria,
Italia, Irlanda y Estados Unidos. De entre su catálogo cabe destacar ‘Paisaje con incendio’ (2000) para orquesta,
‘Epílogo a la ausencia II’ (2004) para dos tríos en eco -premiada en el Encuentro de compositores del INJUVE-, la
ópera de cámara ‘El respirar de la estatuas’ (2005) con textos de R. M. Rilke, ‘Sobre lo inútil perpetuo’ (2005)
compuesta con motivo del centenario de Manuel Altolaguirre y estrenada en la Residencia de Estudiantes y ‘Stanza
dei venti’ (2006) para cuatro instrumentos.
Para el teatro ha diseñado espacios sonoros y compuesto música original en diversos espectáculos bajo la dirección de
José Luis Gómez, Luis Miguel Cintra y Carlos Aladro.
Colabora habitualmente con distintos artistas en la elaboración de bandas sonoras para video, de entre las que cabe
destacar la realizada para la videoinstalación 'La Tierra de Nadie' en la Alhambra dentro del Hay Festival Granada
encargada por la Delfina Foundation.
Web: (2009)
Asafiev Boris (english)
Boris Asafiev was one of the most outstanding Russian musicians of the first half of the twentieth century. He was
introduced to the guitar by Andrés Segovia during the latter’s 1926 tour of the Soviet Union. The Second World War
and Asafiev’s death in 1949 effectively prevented this music from reaching Segovia, and the music was to be buried in
archival storage.
Ascione Domenico (italiano)
Domenico Ascione, uno dei più brillanti ed eclettici chitarristi italiani, ha intrapreso lo studio della chitarra con Bruno
Battisti D'Amario, diplomandosi nel 1985 presso il Conservatorio “S. Pietro a Maiella” di Napoli. Dal 1986 al 1989 si è
perfezionato con Angelo Gilardino seguendo i suoi corsi estivi. Ha studiato armonia e contrappunto con Valentino
Miserachs e composizione con Aldo Clementi. Inoltre ha compiuto studi musicologici presso l'“Istituto Superiore di
Paleografia e Semiografia musicale” di Roma diretto da Francesco Luisi.
Nel corso della sua carriera ha svolto e svolge una intensa attività concertistica come solista, con orchestra e in varie
formazioni cameristiche, che lo ha portato nelle maggiori città italiane, oltre che in Francia, Austria, Germania,
Polonia, Spagna, Ucraina, Brasile e USA. Ha collaborato più volte con il Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
Nei suoi “recitals” ha sempre privilegiato il repertorio del '900 e contemporaneo, eseguendo, tra l'altro, numerose
volte un autentico “tour de force”, come l'opera integrale per chitarra di H. Villa-Lobos, riscuotendo sempre l'unanime
consenso di pubblico e di critica.
Ha inciso un disco solistico per la Lira Records con musiche di Giuliani, Sor, Gilardino, Petrassi e Maderna; per la
Bottega Discantica con il flautista Romolo Balzani; per Fonè con la cantante Miriam Meghnagi, per le Ed. Paoline in un
ensemble di musica contemporanea. Inoltre ha registrato per la Televisione Svizzera Italiana e la RAI.
Da alcuni anni è molto attivo anche nel campo della “world music” come compositore ed esecutore: con il Mishmash
Quartet ha inciso “Delta” per Finisterre, “Crossover”, tra musica colta e musica di tradizione orale di origine ebraica
(musica klezmer, yiddish, sefardita) e del medi oriente, e “Yasaman”. Con la cantante e attrice Evelina Meghnagi e il
percussionista Arnaldo Vacca, ha inciso “Di voce in voce” per Harmony.
Collabora inoltre con la Tarantula Hypertext Orchestra di L. Cinque, suonando insieme a maestri come Jivan
Gasparian. Come compositore è attivo sopratutto in campo didattico ed ha pubblicato per la Berbèn. Per la stessa
casa editrice ha revisionato brani di autori contemporanei.
Ha vinto ed è stato premiato in vari concorsi nazionali ed internazionali, fra cui l'8° Concorso nazionale “Città di
Parma” (1987) ed il 20° Concorso internazionale “F. Sor” di Roma (1991).
Vincitore del concorso a cattedre nei Conservatori per esami e titoli, è titolare della cattedra di chitarra presso il
Conservatorio “U. Giordano” di Foggia. Tiene annualmente i Corsi estivi di interpretazione musicale di Lucera,
Viggiano e Acropoli. Direttore artistico dell' Accademia Musicale Romana, ha diretto le ultime edizioni dei Festival
“Musica e Natura” a Roma e nel Lazio, e del Festival della Villa di Traiano ad Arcinazzo Romano.
Web: (2011)
Asencio Vincente (english)
Composer and pianist of the post-war period, he taught harmony and composition at the Music Conservatory of
Valencia. Thanks to Narciso Yepes (who was one of his students) Asencio began to compose Guitar music, producing,
between his best works, the Suite Valenciana, the Suite mistica, Collectici intím and the Homenajes (homages to
Scarlatti, Lorca, De Falla), all compositions written according to the post -impressionist taste. (Barbara Bellettini:
Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Asencio Vincente (english)
The life of Vincente Asencio overlapped those of both the new-wave romantic and the avant-garde Spanish
composers, but he did not quite fit into either category. He rejected atonality as 'uninteresting' and though he
declared himself to be a 'tonal' composer his was not the cloudless tonality of, for instance, Granados or Albéniz.
Although his music often expressed uncomplicated and ebullient joy, it perhaps more often reflected his quiet,
reflective and devout character; he described himself as 'un intimiste' and underlined it with his Collectici intím.
Asencio Vincente (italiano)
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Asheim Nils Henrik (english)
Compositore e pianista del secondo dopoguerra, insegnò armonia e composizione al Conservatorio Superiore di
Musica di Valencia. Fu grazie a Narciso Yepes (che fu suo allievo tra i 13 e i 19 anni) che Asencio si accostò alla
composizione per chitarra, producendo, tra i suoi migliori lavori, la Suite Valenciana, la Suite mistica, Collectici intím e
gli Homenajes (omaggi a Scarlatti, a Lorca, a De Falla), tutti di gusto post-impressionista. (Barbara Bellettini: Breve
Storia della Chitarra)
Asheim Nils Henrik (english)
Composer Nils Henrik Asheim (b.1960) combines his work with a career as a performer, as well as regularly
collaborating with other artists on projects integrating spatial and theatrical elements. Asheim started out as a pupil
of Olav Anton Thommessen and made his début as a composer at the early age of fifteen. In 1978 he was awarded
the EBU Rostrum prize for his work Ensemblemusikk for 5. He subsequently went on to study organ and composing at
the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam.
From about the year 2000 onwards Asheim’s music displays a stronger focus on texture and the physical and tactile
qualities of sound. His music presents parallel temporal proportions; Asheim works with layers of closeness and
distance. Recurring material undergoes variation, thereby creating a form that appears open and self-generating. In
the course of this same period Asheim makes his mark as a performer with his free-improvisation disc 16 pieces for
organ and its sequel 19.03.04, Oslo Cathedral, and a collaboration with soprano Anne-Lise Berntsen resulting in the
recordings Engleskyts and Kom regn. Asheim also appears as a pianist in various projects.
Nils Henrik Asheim has written several chamber music pieces including Vannspeil, Navigo, Chase, Nicht and Broken
Line; his output for orchestra includes the works Speil, Turba , Wind Songs and Degrees of White. He has also written
a number of large-scale sacred works. Since 1991 Asheim has lived in Stavanger where he is active as a composer,
performer and organizer, and not least as the principal initiator of the founding of Tou Scene, an alternative centre for
contemporary arts.
Web: (2011)
Asia Daniel (english)
Daniel Asia, Composer and Conductor, was born in Seattle, Washington in 1953. He has been the recipient of the
most competitive grants and fellowships in music including a Meet the Composer/Reader’s Digest Commission, United
Kingdom Fulbright Arts Award Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, four NEA Composers Grants, an M.B. Rockefeller
Grant, McDowell Colony and Tanglewood Fellowships, ASCAP and BMI composition prizes, and a DAAD Fellowship for
study in the Federal Republic of Germany. Rivalries, for orchestra, was a semi-finalist in the 1986 Friedheim
Competition of the Kennedy Center. Mr. Asia was Composer in Residence under the auspices of the Meet the
Composer Orchestral Residency Program with the Phoenix Symphony from 1991 to 1994. The composer’s major
orchestral works include At The Far Edge, Black Light, two song cycles, a trumpet concerto, and four symphonies. He
has also written extensively for chamber ensembles and solo performers.
Working with many renowned soloists, ensembles, and orchestras, Mr. Asia has been commissioned by the Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, American
Composers Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony
Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra/Syde
Family, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra, Koussevitsky Music Foundation, Fromm
Music Foundation, D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts/Domus, Oberlin Woodwind Quintet, Musical Elements,
Benjamin Verdery/guitar, André-Michel Schub/piano, Jonathan Shames/piano, John Shirley-Quirk and Sara
Watkins/baritone and oboe, and Robert Dick/flute.
In recent years Mr. Asia’s music has also been performed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Aspen Festival
Chamber Orchestra, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and numerous chamber ensembles. His music has been played
throughout the United States, including the major venues of New York such as Carnegie Hall and Recital Hall, 92nd
Street Y, Merkin Hall, the Great Hall at Cooper Union, and those of London including Queen Elizabeth Hall (South
Bank), St. John’s, Smith Square, and Wigmore Hall. His works have been recorded in London for the BBC by the BBC
Singers and Lontano.
After receiving his B.A. degree from Hampshire College, where he studied music and European History, Mr. Asia
attended the Yale School of Music, receiving the Master of Music degree. His major teachers include Jacob Druckman,
Stephen Albert, Gunther Schuller, Isang Yun, Arthur Weisberg, Bruce MacCombie, Ronald Perera, and Randall
Mr. Asia is also the founder and present Co-Music Director of the New York-based contemporary ensemble Musical
Elements. The Ensemble has performed in all the major halls of New York and was in residence at the 92nd Street Y,
1986-9. Musical Elements records for Composers Recordings, Inc.
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Music and Wind Ensemble at the Oberlin Conservatory from 1981 to 1986, Mr.
Asia resided in London from 1986 to 1988 working under the auspices of a U.K. Fulbright Arts Award and a
Guggenheim Fellowship. He is presently Associate Professor of Composition, and head of the Composition
Department, at The University of Arizona, Tucson.
Assad Clarice (english)
A new voice from the Assad family of musician/composers! Clarice Assad has already assembled an impressive
assortment of raves, commissions, and honors.
Clarice Assad was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1978. She is an aquarius, shares the same birthday as Carmen
Miranda and was named after the writer Clarice Lispector. She lives in NYC.
Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “serious triple threat”, and “an arranger and orchestrator of great
imagination” (SF Classical Voice), Clarice Assad is making her mark in the music world as a pianist, arranger, as a
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vocalist and as a composer. A versatile artist of musical depth and sophistication, her works have been published in
France (Editions Lemoine), Germany (Trekel), and in the United States (Virtual Artists Collective Publishing), and
have been performed in Europe, South America, the United States and Japan. Miss Assad's music often have a
thematic core, and explore the physical and psychological elements of the chosen story or concept. With a repertoire
in continuous expansion, her works are sought out by musicians both in the classical and the jazz realms.
Assad Sergio and Odair (english)
As children, the Assads' mandolinist father guided their discovery of Brazilian music. Their uncanny ability to play
guitar together soon evidenced itself, and seven years of study with the classical guitarist and lutenist Monina Tavora
(a disciple and former pupil of Andrés Segovia) followed. The Assads' American career began in 1969, under the
“Youth for Understanding” aegis. A major prize at the “Rostrom of Young Interpreters” in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia,
launched their European career. They also achieved victory in the 1973 Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra competition for
young soloists. They have performed in recital and with orchestra throughout France, Germany, Austria, Belgium,
Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Australia,
Great Britain, the Far East, Argentina, and their native Brazil.
“I believe we were always meant to be a team right from the first time we picked up our guitars. We began playing
guitar at exactly the same time, we always studied with the same teachers and learned the same music and
techniques. Such interaction can only really happen with brothers, because we shared every aspect of our musical
education together.” (The Assads' St. Louis Post-Dispatch Interview)
The Assads embark on a North American tour in fall 1995 with engagements that include Toronto's Ford Centre, and
performances in Phoenix, Nashville, The Wolf Trap Foundation in Vienna, Virginia, and New York City. In 1993-94, the
duo returned to Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in New York. Last season they appeared at Pasadena's Ambassador
Auditorium and in San Francisco, Seattle, Miami and New York City. The twentieth century has produced a number of
guitar duos formed by happenstance or recording-company intervention. But for Brazilian-born siblings Sergio and
Odair Assad, the roots obviously go much deeper. Today's foremost guitar duo, the Assads have been credited with
doublehandedly reviving Brazilian music for the instrument. Gnattali, Nobre, Krieger, and Mignone have dedicated
pieces to them, as have the Russian Nikita Koshkin, Argentinian Astor Piazzolla, and Frenchman Roland Dyens.
Assad Sergio (italiano)
Nato a San Paulo in Brasile, Sergio Assad ha ricevuto le prime lezioni di musica dal padre, mandolinista dilettante. Ha
continuato i suoi studi di Direzione e Composizione alla “Escola nacional de musica” all’Università Federale di Musica di
Rio de Janeiro, studiando anche privatamente con Esther Scliar, nota insegnante di Rio. Negli ultimi 15 anni Sergio ha
concentrato la maggior parte dei suoi sforzi nel costruire un repertorio per il duo di chitarre che ha formato con il
fratello Odair (il celebre duo Assad), estendendo le possibilità della combinazione di due chitarre attraverso i suoi
arrangiamenti di musiche latino -americane di autori come Piazzolla, Villa Lobos e Ginastera, cos ì come di autori dal
barocco al Contemporaneo come Soler, Scarlatti, Rameau, Bach, Mompou, Ravel, Debussy e Gershwin. Come
compositore, Sergio ha messo in evidenza la chitarra, lo strumento che ha scelto, in molte sue composizioni. Ha
scritto numerosi brani per duo di chitarre, chitarra e flauto, clarinetto o violoncello; trii per chitarra, violino e viola,
per chitarra, flauto e viola, per ensemble di chitarre e per chitarra e orchestra. (Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della
Asturias Rodrigo (english)
Rodrigo Asturias (b. 1940) was born in Guatemala City in 1940. He began studyng piano at an early age. In 1959 he
moved to Europe, and after two years at the University of Lausanne, he settled in París, where he pursued the
fundamentals of his musical formation.
With Simone Plé-Caussade he studied harmony, counterpoint and fugue. He attended analysis classes with Olivier
Messiaen in 1963. From 1963 to 1965 he studied composition with René Leibowitz, simultaneously working in Henry
Dutilleux’s classes throughout 1964. He studied conducting with Igor Markevitch in 1966 and in Salzburg with Bruno
Maderna in 1968.
In 1964 he composed his first Sonata for Piano, for which he received the Dutilleux Class Award. Between 1965 and
1971 he composed the vast cycle “Livre pour Piano”, consisting of Sonatas for Piano No. 2 (1965-1966), No. 3
(1966), No. 4 (1966-1967), No. 5 (1968-1971) and No. 6 (1968-1969). This work was followed by the Concerto for
Cello and Orchestra (1971-1975); the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra “The Garden of Paths which Divided” (19761979), in the form of mobiles, in homage to Jorge Luis Borges; the “Livre pour Orchestre” (1979-1990), comprising
Symphonies No. 1 (1981), No. 2 (1984), No. 3 (1986), and No. 4 (1990); and the song cycle “The Banquet of the
Clouds” (1986-1991), twenty-one songs after texts by Juan Ramón Jiménez in three versions: a) voice and piano, b)
Asturias is the composer of several pieces for different instruments and ensembles: “Serenade pour Guitare” (1981),
“Puisqu’il n’est pas question de force” for choir a capella with lyrics by Paul Eluard (1965). Other compositions
include: “Son, double sens d’un mot” for two instrumental ensembles (1980), “In Memoriam” for piano and brass
instruments (1981), and “Serenata Fiesolana” (1978) for fifteen instruments.
Asturias also composed a Sonata for Two Pianos (1993-1995) by appointment of the French Radio Television and the
Ministry of Culturan Affairs of France. In 1969 he orchestrated Ricardo Castillo’s suite “Guatemala, serie de
impresiones” and in 1995 he transcribed for piano the three final dances from the “Paal Kabá” ballet by the same
author. He also completed several unfinished projects such as Castillo’s “Vocalise of Paal Kabá” and “Scherzo for Two
Pianos” by Manuel Herrarte, among other pieces.
His works have been published by C.F. Peters (New York-Frankfurt), APNM (New York), and Editions Musicales Max
Eschig Co. (París).
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Atkins Chet (english)
In 1980, Rodrigo Asturias was the first composer to receive the Karlheinz Stockhausen Musical Composition Prize for
his Fourth Sonata for Piano. He was invited to participate, as a composer, at the Institute de Recherches Accoustiques
Musicales (IRCAM) in París in 1990.
In 1989 he began a musicological research and came across the work of Manuel Martinez-Sobral (1879-1946), a
Guatemalan composer whose work had been considered irretrievably lost. He then became interested in recovering
and revising the music by Ricardo Castillo (1891-1966) and by Manuel Herrarte (1925-1974). These compositions
have also been edited under his supervision in París by Editions Musicales Max Eschig Co., a total of 72 scores.
In 1982, he founded “Los Grandes Conciertos de Guatemala” in Guatemala City. The purpose of this society was to
acquaint the Guatemalan public with the greatest musical compositions of the past, those never previously heard in
Guatemala, as well as the most important pieces of the contemporary repertoire.
Web: (2010)
Atkins Chet (english)
Born near Luttrell, Tennessee, from humble beginnings (it was said that he strung up an old ukulele with wire from an
screen door) to later become responsible for the ‘Nashville Sound’. Atkins maintained a grounded, and self-effacing
attitude that won him admirers around the World. After hearing a live radio broadcast of Merle Travis playing the
guitar with his distinctive alternating-thumb-and finger style, Atkins was hooked and subsequently developed his own
fingerpicking style. Associated for many years with Gretsch electric semi-acoustic guitars Atkins often played the
nylon-stringed guitar. He met Segovia in 1960 and was well aware of the classical guitar. In an interview he
mentioned that his favourite classical guitarist was probably Julian Bream and that Sabicas had the most impressive
technique. His attitude to technique was diligent but he was keen for up-and-coming guitarists to find their own
voices through constant practice and open-eared inquisitiveness. The amazing jazz fingerstylist Lenny Breau was one
guitarist whom he helped in Nashville. The late Marcel Dadi was a modern exponent of the Atkins-influenced style of
playing. Atkins, at one time produced a roster of around 40 artists. A multi Grammy and Country Music Association
award-winning guitarist he received the ultimate honour with his election in 1973 into the hallowed Country Music Hall
of Fame. His music appealed across the board because its smooth, deftly executed and understated style was
accessible and unpretentious. Many guitarists who took up Atkins’ fingerstyle guitar probably went on to further
investigate the classical guitar. (Tim Panting, Classical Guitar Magazine, August 2001)
Aubert Louis-Françoise-Marie (english)
Unduly neglected, Louis Aubert, a pupil of Gabriel Fauré, in the first performance of whose Requiem he took part as a
boy, was a composer of considerable distinction, showing some affinity with both Debussy and Ravel.
Stage Works: Aubert's lyrical tale La forêt bleue brings to the stage the fairy world of children's
stories. His Cinéma: Tableaux symphoniques, a ballet, shows episodes in the development of the cinema.
Orchestral Music: Dryade, Tableau symphonique, originally written in 1924 as a score for a film, is similar in its
inspiration to Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé or the work of Debussy that has its source in pagan antiquity. Aubert's
Tombeau de Chateaubriand pays tribute to his fellow-countryman, also a native of Saint-Malo. His moving Offrande of
1952 is dedicated to the memory of those who suffered in the war.
Auric Georges (english)
Georges Auric studied at the Conservatories of Montpellier and Paris and finally at the Schola Cantorum with Vincent
d’Indy. In his early twenties he was member of the famous Groupe des six. Auric’s talents are to be found
predominantly in his music for the theatre and the screen. In addition to his ballets Les Matelots, Pastorale, Les
Enchantements de La Fée Alcine, La Concurrence, Les Imaginaires, Le Peintre et son Modèle, Phédre (on a libretto by
Cocteau), Chermin de Lumière, La Chambre and Euridice written for the ballet companies of Sergey Dyagilev, Ida
Rubinstein and David Lichine, his incidental scores and his opera Sous le masque, Auric’s credits as a composer can
be found on some forty French, forty American and fifteen British films. As a writer of both complete scores and of
songs, Auric collaborated during almost half a century with such directors as Marc Allégret, Jean Delannoy, HenriGeorges Clouzot, Max Ophüls, William Wyler, John Houston and Otto Preminger. Among his best known scores for
British and American films are Passport to Pimlico (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), Moulin Rouge (1953),
Bonjour Tristesse (1957), The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1957) and The Innocents (1961). Above all, however, Auric
is to be remembered for his unique collaboration with Jean Cocteau, including six films that were directed by Cocteau
himself (Le Sang d’un Poéte, La Belle et la Bête, Les Parents Terribles, L’Aigle à deux Têtes, Orphée and Le Testament
d’Orphée) and three directed by others, but with Cocteau as a script-writer (L’Eternel Retour, Ruy Blas and Thomas
Auric Georges (italiano)
Compositore francese, nato a Lodève (Hérault) e morto a Parigi. Allievo al Conservatorio di Paris e alla Schola
Cantorum, ha studiato con V.D'Indy. Componente del gruppo Les Six, ha composto balletti, liriche, musica per
pianoforte, e da film.
Autenrieth Ronald J. (english)
Ronald J. Autenrieth was born 1959 in Weingarten in Baden. After training to be a teacher in Esslingen, he lived as
first in Ravensburg and in Weingarten where his main field of activity was in church music. As a member of the
programme advisory board of the “Society for New Music”, he played a prominent part in the organization and
presentation of concerts with serious midern music in the area between Lake Constance and Upper Swabia. Among
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Axelrod Lawrence (english)
his teachers, Jean Chenevoy, Johannes Baiker and Heinrich Hamm must be mentioned.
Apart from larger works such as the “Ragamusic” for large organ which was first performed in Frankfurt, he has also
composed easy to perform music for amateurs and popular music.
Autenrieth lives near Eberbach on the Neckar since 1991. Besides his teaching in a rehabilitation centre, he works as
composer, arranger, conductor and interpreter, often together with young people.
Web: (2010)
Axelrod Lawrence (english)
Lawrence Axelrod is a composer, pianist and conductor, whose musical activities have taken him around the United
States and the world. As a composer, Mr. Axelrod has had works done by Pinotage, The Lincoln Trio, The Duo
Ahlert/Schwab, the Ensemble JungeMusik Berlin and The Verdi String Quartet in recent seasons. In the dual capacities
of pianist and composer, he has presented concerts around the United States and internationally, including venues in
Germany, Sweden, Cuba and South Africa. His compositions have been performed on composers’ festival concerts
around the United States. His work for orchestra and tape, Cassandra Speaks, was premiered by the San Jose
Symphony (CA) in June of 1999 with music director Leonid Grin conducting. He has three CD recordings that feature
his works.
Mr. Axelrod has received grants from Chorus America, Meet the Composer and Arts International for the
performances of his works.
Mr. Axelrod was also a founder and past chairperson of the Chicago Composers’ Consortium, as well as a member of
CUBE. He has taught a highly successful opera appreciation class at Ghost Ranch Santa Fe each summer for nearly
ten years. His teaching experience also includes classes for young people. Lawrence Axelrod received his
undergraduate degree from Amherst College and a Master of Music Degree in orchestral conducting from
Northwestern University.
Web: (2009)
Ayala Héctor (italiano)
Chitarrista compositore argentino nato in Concordia (provincia di Entre Rios). Ha alternato la attività di insegnamento
con quella di esecutore in orchestre di tango. Ha fatto parte della Escuadrón de Guitarras di Abel Fleury.
Babadzanjan Arno (italiano)
Compositore armeno nato ad Erevan. Ha studiato in Armenia ed a Mosca. Docente al Conservatorio di Erevan, è stato
insignito di numerosi premi e riconoscienti in URSS.
Babbitt Milton (italiano)
Compositore americano nato a Philadelphia nel 1916. Ha studiato musica e matematica a New York ed ha seguito a
Princeton i corsi di R.Session. Collaboratore di riviste musicali, è stato attivo presso il centro di musica elettronica
dell'Università di Columbia.
Bachicha (español)
(2 de marzo de 1890 - 28 de noviembre de 1963)
Nombre completo: Deambroggio, Juan Bautista Músico, bandoneonista y director.
Bandoneonista y director, primero conocido por Bachichín y mundialmente después por Bachicha.
Luego de los repetidos bailes de barrios, fue músico de la orquesta de Roberto Firpo por varios años e integró la
Dejando a Firpo en 1921 y junto a Nicolás Vaccaro, Juan C. Bazán, Emilio De Caro, Alejandro Michetti, va al Perú en
una patriada en pro del tango y le va, como a sus compañeros, muy mal. De regreso, forma parte del conjunto “Los
de la Raza” que integraban los hermanos Navarrine, Mario Melfi, Horacio Pettorossi, Bartolomé Chapela, Alba,
saliendo para España el día 3 de agosto de 1923, después de actuar en Chile. Al año siguiente, Eduardo Bianco que
actuaba en París con la típica de Genaro Espósito (el Tano Genaro), lo llama junto a Melfi y se constituye en la capital
de Francia la orquesta argentina Bianco-Bachicha. Tiempo después forma el rubro Bachicha-Ferrazzano y en 1929, ya
sólo con su nombre empieza a recorrer Europa, parte del Africa y el Medio Oriente asiático. Mantuvo su fama, siempre
en favor de nuestro tango, hasta el final de sus días. París fue su residencia fija.
Compuso su primer tango en Buenos Aires, “Mentaberry”, pero en la Ciudad Luz hizo la mayoría de los que publicó.
De su lista extraemos “Avellaneda”, “Montparnasse”, “Samitier”, “Hasta la muerte”, “Casimiro”, “Aserrín... Aserrán”,
“Cuenta aparte”, “Déjame”, “Juan Manuel”, “La Yegüecita”, “Oración”, “Quebracho”, “Renacimiento”, “Taita”,
“Vidalita”, “Adiós, Adiós”, “Buena Pinta”, “Remolinos”, “Tengo ganas de llorar”, “Plena alerta”.
Amigo de antaño de Carlos Gardel, de los tiempos del dúo Gardel-Razzano, y luego en las horas gratas de París,
donde le pasara “Bandoneón arrabalero” en común acuerdo con Contursi, autor de la letra y residente allí por ese
tiempo, para que lo llevara a la cera del disco.
De Ambrogio nació en La Plata (Bs. As.) el 2 de marzo de 1890, se crió en La Boca y falleció en París el 28 de
noviembre de 1963.
Bacic Pavao (english)
Pavao Bacic (1921-1984) guitarist and lute player, pedagogue and music writer, was born in Vojvodina. He studied
music in Zagreb (Croatia), where he spent some years actively teaching and playing in various ensembles. His first
compositions were made in 1948, and many of these works Bacic published in his own editions. His last years of
professional activity he spent teaching in the city of Subotica (Serbia) and performing as a member of Subotica Trio
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Baden Powell (italiano)
and Ensemble for antique music.
(Uros Dojcinovic: Guitar Compositions from Yugoslavia. Vol.IV Serbia, 2004)
Baden Powell (italiano)
Compositore e chitarrista brasiliano nato a Varre e Sai, morto a Rio de Janeiro. Padre della Bossa Nova con Antonio
Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfa e Joâo Gilberto.
Baden Powell (français)
Baden Powell est né à Rio de Janeiro en 1937 et joue de la guitare depuis l'âge de 8 ans. Après des études musicales
dans une académie de Rio, où il perfectionne son style et apprend la composition, plusieurs émissions de radio et de
télévision le révèlent au grand public. Il est maintenant connu, ainsi que ses compositions, dans le monde entier.
Badian Maya (english)
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Maya Badian started to compose at the age of five. She received her principal musical
education at the Bucharest Music Academy from which she graduated with a Master’s degree in composition, in 1968.
Additional training was taken in Italy and Germany. She obtained a Doctorate in composition, with high distinction, at
the Université de Montréal in Montréal, in 1992. She became a naturalized Canadian in 1990. International awards
include: the “20th Century Award for Achievement (International Biographical Center, 1998); the “International
Woman of the Year” (IBC, 1997); “Who’s Who of the Year” (American Biographical Institute, USA, 1993). She was
appointed an Honorary Member of the Advisory Council of the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England,
in 1991. She is an associate composer with the Canadian Music Center and a member of the Canadian League of
A prolific, distinguished international composer, adjudicator, and teacher, Dr. Maya Badian has
composed more than 80 major original works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, and multi-media. Her compositions
are frequently performed in important cities in Canada, USA, and Europe. Dr. Badian is frequently invited in important
centers throughout the world to lecture on her compositions, often in collaboration with her husband, Lucian Badian,
M. Eng., a music publisher. A strong promoter of Canadian music and arts, she organized the first Canadian Chamber
Concert at the International Music Festival in Budapest, Hungary (1992).
She is the first Canadian musicologist to lecture in six university centres in Germany on “Connections between
Canadian Music and Painting” (1993) and on “50 Canadian Composers From Sea to Sea” (1994). As an adjudicator,
Dr. Badian represented Canada in various international competitions such as the “46th International Competition for
Musical Performers” CIEM, Geneva, Switzerland, and the “Béla Bartók International Choir Competition”, Debrecen,
Badings Henk (english)
Born Bandoeng 17.1.1907, dead Maarheze 26.6.1987 Badings studied engineering in Delft where he worked as a
teacher of palaeonthology until 1932. After various jobs as a teacher of composition in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The
Hague and Stuttgart he worked as a free-lance composer. In 1950 he became an associate member of the Académie
Royale de Belgique. From 1951 he concentrated on the 31-note scale. From 1961 he was teacher of acoustics at the
Utrecht Rijksuniversiteit and from 1962 professor of composition at the Stuttgart Conservatory.
Baev Evgeny (english)
Evgeny Anatolyevich Baev was born in 1952 in the town of Pervouralsk (of Sverdlovsk, now Ekaterinburg region). In
1972 he graduated from Sverdlovsk (Ekaterinburg) Chaikovsky musical college (the class of guitar of Derun Vitaly
Mikhailovich, who is considered to be one of the founders of guitaristics in Russia). In 1977 Evgeny Baev graduated
from Mussorgsky Ural State Conservatory in Sverdlovsk (Ekaterinburg). He was taught classical guitar by Alexandr
Vasilyevitch Mineev (at day department). In 1988 Evgeny founded an instrumental duo “Musical miniatures” (a violin
and a guitar). Until now the duo has given more than 100 concerts, performing in Germany, Finland, Latvia, France,
Italy, the USA.Evgeny Baev's activity as composer is highly fruitful.He composed 10 sonatas for guitar solo,
“Christmas suite” in 5 parts, “Malakhite casket”, 5 Stikhiras(Stikhira is ortodox church songs), Retro suite, “The
legend of Don Quixote” in 4 parts, 18 studies on non-traditional technique, Studies on the basis of Spanish flamenco,
musical fairy-tale “Seven dwarfs and one more”, concert play “Master and Margarita”, 5 polyphonic pieces, 3
sonatinas, scherzo, serenade.
The composer has developed a system of major and minor three-sounding, arpeggio. E. Baev arranged more than 30
Russian folk songs, 30 Latvian folk songs. Among the composer's arrangements there are Russian chants of the 17-18
centuries from the spiritual songs “To all the Saints in Tver region glorified”, 13 musical church pieces.
For the duo “Musical miniatures”(violin-guitar) Baev composed 2 sonatas, 14 pieces for children of junior classes,
suite “Children's dreams”, suite “Golden key” in 9 parts, suite “Contrasts”, Spanish folk suite, American folk suite,
Jewish folk suite, Russian folk suite. Evgeny composed for other instruments: 3 concerts for balalaika; the sonata for
domra and piano, introduction and hota for violin, viola and guitar; concert for 2 guitars, flute and orchestra; pieces
“At the theatre”, waltzes “Bluebell” and “Fire-fly” for the ensemble of violins and piano; the author refined 14 different
ethnic melodies for domra and guitar.
From 2001 Baev's works have been published in Italy (the edition VP Music Media), Denmark
( In the review of British journal “Classical guitar” there have appeared favourable replies
on his works. Presently Evgeny Baev teaches guitar in Tver State University, Tver music college, music school N.1 of
Tver. He trained 20 laureats of the All-Union Contest, 2 prize-winners and 10 diplomaed of International competitions.
Evgeny himself is diplomaed of the International Festival in the USA(Buffalo) in 1993; a diplomaed of the
International composer's competition devoted to the 2000 anniversary of Christianity in Russia. (Moscow, 2000)
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Bagella Mauro (italiano)
Bagella Mauro (italiano)
(Roma, 1952) diploma in composizione con D. Guaccero al Conservatorio di S. Cecilia e in musica elettronica con G.
Nottoli e R. Bianchini. Ha studiato inoltre contrabbasso, tecnica vocale barocca e canto difonico. Parallelamente a
quella compositiva, ha sempre svolto attività esecutiva nell’ambito della musica contemporanea e della musica antica.
Ha fatto parte, come controtenore-sopranista, del gruppo Recitar Cantando con il quale ha svolto attività concertistica
e inciso vari dischi. All’interno di una approfondita ricerca sonora, sugli strumenti tradizionali si colloca l’ideazione e la
realizzazione di un sistema meccanico per la produzione degli armonici del pianoforte (P. O. P. System) presentato
ufficialmente a Roma e a Darmstadt nel 1994.
Baggiani Guido (italiano)
Compositore italiano nato a Napoli nel 1932. Nel 1978 ha fondato con W.Bianchi l'Associazione Musica Verticale,
interessata alla sperimentazione elettronica del suono. È stato insegnante di composizione e nuova didattica della
composizione all'Università di Perugia.
Bainbridge Simon (english)
Simon Bainbridge was born in London in 1952 and studied composition at the Royal College of Music with John
Lambert from 1969-72. In 1973 and 1974 he studied with Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood, and from 1976-78 he was
the Forman Fellow in Composition at Edinburgh University. In 1978, Bainbridge returned to the USA on a US/UK
Bicentennial Fellowship. Back in England, he worked for a time at the National Theatre, before taking up a post as
composer-in-residence for Southern Arts (1983-85). In 1987 he was awarded the Gemini Fellowship by the
Worshipful Company of Musicians.
The success of 'Spirogyra' at an SPNM concert in the 1971 Aldeburgh Festival led to a string quartet commission,
which brought Bainbridge to the attention of foremost American violist Walter Trampler, who commissioned his 'Viola
Concerto' in 1978. Large-scale pieces include 'Fantasia for Double Orchestra' (1983), the 'Double Concerto', 'Toccata
for Orchestra' (1992), an orchestral song cycle for mezzo soprano, bassoon and orchestra, 'Ad Ora Incerta' (1993),
and a horn concerto, 'Landscape and Memory' (1995). The majority of Bainbridge's other works are for mixed
ensembles, with or without voice, and include pieces written for the London Sinfonietta, The Composers' Ensemble
and Fretwork. The 'Clarinet Quintet' (1993) was written for Joy Farrall and the Kreutzer String Quartet; the 'Four
Primo Levi Settings' (1996) was commissioned by the Cheltenham Festival for the Nash Ensemble with Susan Bickley;
and 'Eichá', written for the 1997 Oxford Contemporary Music Festival where it was premiered in the spring of that
In April 1997 Simon Bainbridge was awarded the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for
'Ad Ora Incerta'. This powerfully moving work is a setting of poems by Primo Levi. Simon Bainbridge joins a
prestigious list of past recipients including Takemitsu, Ligeti, Penderecki, Birtwistle and Adès.
Bainbridge's recent works include the 'Three Pieces for Orchestra', the 'Guitar Concerto', and 'Chant' - a re-working of
a 12th century plainchant prayer, attributed to Hildegard of Bingen, for 12 amplified voices and orchestra. The BBC
Symphony Orchestra commissioned Simon Bainbridge to write a new short celebratory piece, 'Scherzi', for inclusion in
their 70th Anniversary Concert at the Barbican on 22 October 2000.
The London premiere of 'Chant' took place as part of the 2002 BBC Proms. To mark Simon Bainbridge's 50th birthday
in August 2002, his music was featured by the Cheltenham Festival, the Endymion Ensemble and the Huddersfield
Simon Bainbridge's most recent work 'Voiles' (2002), for solo bassoon and 12 strings, was commissioned by Radio
France for soloist Pascal Gallois, and performed by him in France and the UK. Works in progress include 'Diptych', a
large scale orchestral piece commissioned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and a series of pieces with the generic
title 'Music Space Reflection', deisgned to be performed around the world in several buildings designed by the
architect Daniel Libeskind.
Professor Simon Bainbridge is Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London. (2002)
Baird Tadeusz (italiano)
Compositore polacco nato a Grodzisk Mazowiecki morto a Varsavia. È stato tra i fondatori del 'Gruppo 49'. Dopo un
periodo dominato dall'influenza neoclassica, ha adottato la tecnica seriale e dodecafonica.
Baksa Robert (english)
Born in New York City in 1938 of Hungarian Parentage, is one of America's most prolific composers. He grew up in
Tucson, Arizona and eventually earned a BA in Composition at the University of Arizona. He returned to live in New
York City in the early 60s. He has written more than 500 pieces of music since his first efforts as a teenager. Since his
earliest New York reviews critics have noted his melodic gifts, the structural clarity and harmonious nature of his
music. His first pieces, short piano pieces written in the early 1950s which he later arranged for wind trio, are in fact
still being performed around the world. His numerous choral pieces have been performed in many countries and his
art songs have been featured in two recent studies on the subject of American Art Song.
His first opera “Aria da Capo” to the play by Edna St. Vincent Millay, was premiered at the Lake George Opera Festival
in 1969. His second operatic work, “Red Carnations,” which was commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Metropolitan
Opera Studio, has been performed dozens of times as an introduction to opera for young people. The Minikin Opera of
Maryland, which toured the piece for two seasons, called the work “a wonderful introduction to opera for all ages.”
The piece was originally composed for voices and piano but a version for chamber orchestra was premiered by the
Orchestra of St. Luke's which created the Children's Free Opera of New York program to feature the work. In the
Spring of 2004 the work was the featured opera in the Santa Fe Opera apprentice tours.
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For the past three decades chamber music has been a major focus and he has written over 70 works for a wide
variety of combinations as well as sonatas for most of the major instruments. One of the earliest of these works, the
Flute Sonata #1, written in 1976 but not premiered until the late 1980's was among the winners in the 1994 Newly
Published Music Competition sponsored by the National Flute Association. More recently his Accordion Sonata was
commissioned by the American Accordion Association. A Sonata for Piano Duo commissioned for the Pleshakov Duo
through the New York State Council on the Arts was premiered at the end of 2001. He recently completed a concerto
for four clarinets and band which was commissioned by the West Point Military Academy Concert Band in celebration
of its bicentennial.
Baldissera Marino (italiano)
È nato in Italia, il 4 febbraio 1969, a Pieve di Cadore (Belluno). Ha studiato Composizione presso i Conservatori di
Castelfranco Veneto e Milano con Corrado Pasquotti, Elisabetta Brusa e Giuseppe Giuliano, diplomandosi nel 2000 con
il massimo dei voti. Ha seguito corsi di perfezionamento con André Richard, Bryan Ferneyhough e Franco Donatoni.
Nel 1993 ha ricevuto il diploma di merito dell'Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena e, nello stesso anno, una borsa di
studio dalla S.I.A.E., e dalla Magnifica Comunità Cadorina di Pieve di Cadore. È stato premiato in concorsi nazionali ed
internazionali: Belveglio-Asti (Italia), Livorno (Italia), Fiumara d'Arte (Italia), 37° Ferienkurse für Neue Music Darmstadt (Germania), “Sanremo Classico” - Sanremo (Italia). Nel 1997 è stato il vincitore del 1° Concorso di musica
sinfonica dell'Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée (Francia) con l’opera Jànas 3.
Ha avuto esecuzioni in Italia ed all'estero (Germania, Ungheria, Francia, Egitto, Siria, Giordania), ed ha effettuato
registrazioni per la RAI (Radio Televisione Italiana) e la Radio tedesca. Sue opere sono state eseguite da importanti
formazioni orchestrali e cameristiche tra cui: Orchestra Sinfonica di SanRemo, Orchestra OJM di Aix-En-Provance,
Orchestra “Milano Classica”, Ensemble, Ensemble “Octandre”, Ensemble Décadance, Ensemble “Castiglioni” del
Conservatorio di Milano, Fandango Guitar Quartet.
Dal 2005 è direttore artistico de “La Sorgente”, una cooperativa sociale attiva nel campo della formazione ed
informazione musicale. (Gennaio 2006)
Balestra Giuliano (english)
Giuliano Balestra was born in Rome in 1939. He began studying music very young, and in 1955 was admitted to the
newly instituted Guitar class at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He studied with Benedetto Di Ponio, and
graduated in 1962.
Of fundamental importance to bis artistic formation are the courses he attended between 1960 and 1962 at the
Accademia Chigiana in Siena, and then in Spain at Santiago de Compostela and Lerida with Andrés Segovia and
Emilio Pujol. With the latter he studied tablature for lute, vihuela and baroque guitar.
On 23 Aprii 1959, he held his first concert in Rome, at the International Artistic Association in Via Margutta, and in
1962 he recorded, for the first time on Italian television, Spanish music from the Renaissance on its originai
instrument: the vihuela.
He began his brilliant career as a concert musician on 19 March 1968 at the Chopin Pleyel Hall in Paris. Since then he
has played major cities all over the world, and has also composed and performed his own music.
He has taught since 1965, and currently holds a position at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He is regularly
invited to give masterclasses in Guitar in Italy and abroad. He promotes the Guitar both as a solo and an ensemble
He is the author of various publications, including a biography of Fernando Sor, and has recorded for Basf, Edipan and
In 1972 he founded the international guitar competion “Fernando Sor”, of which he is currently the President. (2005)
Balestra Giuliano (italiano)
Nato a Roma nel 1939, inizia giovanissimo lo studio della musica e nel 1955 viene ammesso a frequentare la classe di
chitarra (istituita in tale anno) presso il Conservatorio “S.Cecilia” di Roma, dove si diploma nel 1962 sotto la guida del
M° Benedetto Di Ponio.
Di fondamentale importanza per la sua formazione artistica sono i corsi di perfezionamento all'Accademia Chigiana di
Siena dal 1960 al '62 e successivamente in Spagna, a Santiago de Compostela e Lerida, con i maestri Andrés Segovia
ed Emilio Pujol. Con quest'ultimo studia le intavolature per vihuela, liuto e chitarra barocca.
Il 21 Aprile del 1959 tiene il suo primo concerto a Roma presso l'Associazione Artistica Internazionale di via Margutta
e nel 1962 registra, per primo, alla Radiotelevisione Italiana, il repertorio rinascimentale spagnolo sullo strumento
originale: la vihuela.
Con un recital alla Sala Chopin Pleyel di Parigi il 19 marzo 1968, inizia una brillante camera di concertista che lo
porterà ad esibirsi, anche in veste di compositore, nelle maggiori città di tutto il mondo.
All'attività concertistica affianca quella didattica: dal 1965 è titolare di cattedra e attualmente insegna presso il
Conservatorio “S.Cecilia” di Roma. Viene regolarmente invitato a tenere corsi di perfezionamento in Italia e all'estero.
Notevole è il suo impegno nel divulgare il repertorio classico per chitarra, sia come strumento solista che in musica
È autore di varie pubblicazioni, fra cui una biografia di F. Sor. Ha inciso per le case discografiche Basf, Edi pan e Timaclub.
Nel 1972 ha fondato il Concorso Internazionale di Chitarra “Fernando Sor” di cui è tuttora presidente. (2005)
Balkanski Rossen (english)
Rosen Lubomirov Balkanski was born on the 15th of March, 1968 in Sofia. He began studying music at the age of
nine. Firstly he studied guitar with Stefan Vladimirov, continuing in 1979 with Dimitar Doychinov. In 1982 he was
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Ballata Zequirja (english)
accepted in the National Musical High School, Lubomir Pipkov, in Sofia where he made his first attempts of a
composer. He was awarded the following prizes in guitar competitions: third place in the international competition,
Cutna Hora, in the Czech Republic [1982) and third and second place in the national competition, Young Musician, in
Chirpan (1983 and 1985]. In 1990 he received his first prize as a composer in the competition, Young Guitarist, in
Vratza. In the period from 1991 to 1995, he continued to create pieces for classical guitar, but his attention was
focused mainly on the creation of music for theatrical performances and film (Solfej for Dogs, Wet Man, Fetus Mortus,
In 1995 he was accepted in the State Musical Academy, Pancho Vladigerov, as a student in the guitar class of Emil
Saev. He successfully finished his studies with Master's Degree. In 1996 he was awarded the prize of second place for
composition in the Academy Competition for Performing Art and Creative Art Work in Plovdiv (for the cycle
“Miniatures”) and also first place in the international competition for Classical Guitar Interpretation in Plovdiv.
Rosen Balkanski is a part-time classical guitar lecturer in the State Musical Academy, Pancho Vladigerov, in Sofia. He
is actively engaged in giving concerts and participates in the Bulgarian Radio and TV broadcasts. He is a member of
the Bulgarian Composers Union. Some of his works are published in foreign editions of Switzerland's “Bim” and
Germany's “Daminus”.
Ballata Zequirja (english)
Zeqirja Ballata is an Albanian composer born in Kosovo in 1943. His opus includes many different instrumental pieces,
among which are a few for classical guitar. “Quasi una Ballata” was composed in 1982.
(Uros Dojcinovic: Guitar Compositions from Yugoslavia. Vol.I, 2002)
Ballif Claude (english)
Musical studies at the Bordeaux, Paris and Berlin music academies. He was a lecturer at the “Instituts Fran-gais” in
Berlin and Hamburg, an assistant with the musical research group of the French national radio and television with
Pierre Schaeffer, and taught analysis at the Reims conservatory. Since 1971 he teaches analysis at the Conservatoire
National Superieur de Musique in Paris, and is associated composition professor since 1982.
(Panorama de la musique contemporaine, Editions Transatlantiques, Paris, 1984)
Ballio Emanuela (italiano)
Emanuela Ballio è nata a Magenta (MI) nel 1968, a ventidue anni si è diplomata in Composizione, col massimo dei
voti, al Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano sotto la guida di Umberto Rotondi. Allieva di Alvise Vidolin per la Musica
Elettronica e di Ennio Morricone per la Musica da Film, si è diplomata con Franco Donatoni al Corso di Alto
Perfezionamento di Composizione dell'Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia. Si è affermata in numerosi concorsi nazionali
e internazionali, tra i quali: “Viotti-Vasesia” (Vercelli 1986), “K.Czerny” (Torre Pellice 1989), “Fanny Mendelssohn”
(Dortmund 1991), “Guido d'Arezzo” (Arezzo 1991), “Grand Prix de Composition de Ville d'Avray” (Parigi 1992),
“Gedok: Decimo Concorso Internazionale di Composizione per orchestra sinfonica” (Mannheim 1994), “Jewish
Concepts of Ecology” (Los Angeles 1994), “International Competition for Composers of Chamber Music” (Winterthur
1996), “Paolo Barsacchi” (Viareggio 1997), “Premio Valentino Bucchi” (Roma, 1997 e 1999). Sue composizioni sono
state eseguite in rassegne e festival delle principali città straniere e italiane, tra le quali Melbourne, Los Angeles,
Rosario, Parigi (Musicora '92), Londra, York, Monaco, Malta, Bucarest (Festival ISCM '95, The Music Week '93),
Timisoara (Festival International '96 e '97), Cluj-Napoca (Festival '97), Heidelberg (Decimo Festival fur Neue Musik),
Karlsruhe (Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik), Milano (Conservatorio “G.Verdi”, Duomo, Società Umanitaria, “I
Pomeriggi Musicali”), Roma (Auditorium di Santa Cecilia, Teatro Marcello, Istituto Pontificio di Musica Sacra), Siena
(Accademia Chigiana), Trieste (Incontri Internazionali con la Musica Contemporanea), Como (Autunno Musicale,
Conservatorio “G.Verdi”), Bologna (Accademia Filarmonica), Padova, Forlì, Teramo, Fiuggi, Reggio Emilia, Perugia e
Bari. Suoi lavori sono stati trasmessi da emittenti europee ed extraeuropee e sono editi da Taukay, Curci, Edipan,
Berben e Foné. E' docente di Armonia e Contrappunto al Conservatorio “G.B.Martini” di Bologna.
Web: (2011)
Balsach Llorenç (english)
Llorenç Balsach i Peig was born in Sabadell (Barcelona) in 1953 and studied music with J.Poch, C.Guinovart
and J.Soler in Barcelona. He has received commissions from Radio Baden-Baden Orchestra, Vallès Symphonic
Orchestra, Catalonian Composers'Association, Spanish Ministry of Culture, National Radio of Spain and the Councils of
Barcelona and Sabadell among others.
He writes instrumental and vocal music in which the component of a kind of reptile melodies play a significative role
under a certain ironic harmony. He has investigated the inner relations between harmonic successions and tensionrelax impressions, reflected in his book: Harmonic Convergence and in a recent article in JNMR (Journal of New Music
Web: (2013)
Baltar Alberto (español)
BALTAR, Alberto - Guitarrista y compositor portugués, radicado en la ciudad de Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Goza de gran
popularidad y se le aprecia por sus méritos de ejecutante y de compositor. Publicada por la revista “A Voz do Violao”
se le conocen algunas obras originales y por “O Violao”, otras. Tiene una buena cantidad de temas folklóricos del
Brasil, adaptados a la guitarra, los cuales vieron la luz por las citadas publicaciones.
(Domingo Prat , Diccionario de Guitarristas, Romero y Fernández, 1934)
Barbieri Luis Carlos (italiano)
Chitarrista compositore arrangiatore brasiliano nato a Rio de Janeiro nel 1963. Ha studiato chitarra con Sérgio Assad.
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Barbieri Mario (italiano)
Ha suonato con successo in diversi paesi come solista ed in duo con Fred Schneider.
Barbieri Mario (italiano)
Chitarrista, compositore e direttore d'orchestra italiano nato a Napoli. Ha studiato sotto la guida di Camillo de Nardis
e Giuseppe Martucci. Ha insegnato armonia, contrappunto e composizione al Liceo Musicale N.Paganini di Genova.
Barbosa Adoniran (français)
Comédien, humoriste, compositeur et auteur de plusieurs succès. Il imitait les accents de certaines régions et utilisait
l'argot des favelas dans ses chansons.
Barbosa-Lima Carlos (english)
The Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima is acclaimed as one of the leading guitarists in the world today. With his
career centered in the United States, he has toured extensively as a recitalist, and has appeared as soloist with such
major orchestras as those of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, Baltimore,
Seattle, New Orleans, and the Pro-Arte Orchestra of Munich. Mr. Barbosa-Lima's festival appearances include the
Casals Festival in Puerto Rico. the ''Guitarstream '85” at Carnegie Hall, Garamoor and Chautauqua. Besides
performing extensively throughout the United States and Canada, he has toured most of Europe, the Far East, the
Middle East and South Arnerica. Lately Mr. Barbosa-Lima has appeared with great success in prestigious clubs in New
York and Washington, D.C. as a soloist and in collaboration with the Charlie Byrd Trio. Recently he performed to a
sold-out house at New York's Avery Fisher Hall alongside the Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Mr. BarbosaLima is widely recognized for his extraordinay skills as a transcriber and arranger of a wide range of music, from
Scarlatti and Debussy to Jobim, Gershwin and Cole Porter, for the guitar. Many Contemporary composers have written
and dedicated works to him. including Alberto Ginastera, Francisco Mignone and Bobby Scott. Carlos Barbosa-Lima is
currently on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music in New York City has also conducted masterclasses throughout
North America and Europe. He has made several recordings, and is currently recording for Concord Records. His most
recent releases, including his album Brazil With Love” and “Rhapsody in Blue West Side Story” with Sharon lsbin,
have been widely acclaimed, reaching both classical and jazz audiences. Mr. Barbosa-Lima began studying the guitar
at the age of seven and made his debut at age twelve in Säo Paulo and Rio de Janiero. Shortly thereafter he began
his recording career. His teachers included Isaias Savio and Andrés Segovia.
Barce Ramón (español)
Nació en Madrid el 16 de marzo de 1928 y falleció, en esta misma ciudad, el 14 de diciembre de 2008. Inició su
formación musical al tiempo que se diplomó en Magisterio, y se examinó por libre de distintas disciplinas en el Real
Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. Allí prosiguió con sus estudios universitarios, alcanzando el doctorado en
Filosofía en 1956.
Miembro de la Generación del 51, es una figura decisiva para comprender la música de la segunda mitad del siglo XX
en España. Además, su gran actividad organizadora le hizo estar presente en algunos de los grupos y creaciones de la
vanguardia musical más destacados de la época: participó en la fundación del Grupo Nueva Música (1958), la revista
y conciertos Sonda (1967-1974), el grupo Zaj (1964) o la Asociación de Compositores Sinfónicos Españoles, que
presidió durante los primeros años (1976-1988).
En 1965 creó un nuevo sistema armónico denominado Sistema de niveles, que utilizó a partir de entonces en todas
sus composiciones. Los 48 preludios para piano (1974-1983) son un ejemplo sistemático en todos sus modos y
niveles. En 1973 obtuvo el Premio Nacional de Música por su obraCuarteto de cuerda III (Cuarteto Gauss).
Como crítico musical realizó también una labor muy prolongada: entre 1960 y 1969 fue colaborador musical de Radio
Nacional de España, y entre 1971 y 1978 fue crítico musical del diario Ya, además de escribir múltiples críticas de
libros y estudios sobre teoría de la música. Fue colaborador de la revista Ritmo desde 1957, y subdirector entre 1982
y 1993. En 1991 recibió el Premio a la Creación Musical de la Comunidad de Madrid. En 2001 ingresó en la Real
Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, y en 2003 recibió la Medalla de Oro del Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid
por su labor como impulsor de la cultura musical en España.
Barceló Ricardo (english)
Iberian-Uruguayan guitarist, teacher and composer. Graduate by the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de
Madrid. Master degree by the Superior School of Music and Dance of Rotterdam. Ph.D. in Music by the University of
He belongs to the INET-MD research group. He also took part in the Taller de Música Contemporánea de
Montevideo (Contemporary Music Workshop of Montevideo) directed by R. Marino Rivero. Laureate in the 1st HispanoPortuguese Composition Competition for Classical Guitar “Ciudad de Badajoz”. He wrote La Digitación
Guitarrística (Guitar Fingering) and Adestramento técnico para guitarristas (Technical Training for Guitarists), among
other works.
He keeps an intense international activity not only as a soloist playing classical, romantic and baroque guitar, but also
in chamber music and working with symphonic orchestras. Presently, he is guitar teacher at the Music Department of
the Institute of Letters and Humanities from the University of Minho, Braga (Portugal).
He teaches and forms part of the pedagogic department from the Academia José Atalaya of Fafe.
Web: (2013)
Bard Michael (english)
Michael Bard is a Washington D.C. area freelance guitarist specializing in classical, latin, flamenco/rumba, swing and
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Bargielski Zbigniew (italiano)
jazz styles.
Michael has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, North Africa, and the Middle East,
and has been featured on various radio and t.v. programs around the world.
Michael has performed for many luminaries and dignitaries, including former President Bill Clinton, former Vice
President Al Gore, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, former Joint Chief of Staff and current Secretary of State Colin
Powell, President of Mexico Vicente Fox, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator John Kerry (D-Mass), Teresa Heinz,
Henry Kissinger, Bob Dole, former AOL Time Warner chairman Steve Case, as well as various members of royalty
throughout the Middle East.
Michael holds a Masters degree in music from Arizona State University, Tempe, and a Bachelors degree in music from
Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
His first recorded solo effort, entitled “Illumination”, features original compositions for guitar and solo piano, blending
a soothing mix of Spanish, Latin, and adult contemporary instrumental styles.
Bargielski Zbigniew (italiano)
Compositore polacco nato a Lomza nel 1937. Ha studiato legge a Lublino e composizione a Varsavia con
T.Szeligowski. In seguito ha studiato a Katowice, a Paris con N. Boulangier, ed in Austria dove risiede.
Bark Jan (italiano)
Compositore svedese nato ad Härnösand nel 1934. Solista di tromba in complessi di musica jazz, ha fatto parte di
alcuni gruppi di avanguardia.
Barlow Klarenz (english)
Klarenz or Clarence Barlow was born 1945 in Calcutta. Clarence Barlow’s first compositions date from 1957. He
obtained a BSc at Calcutta University in 1965 and studied the classical music of Northern India. He moved to Cologne
in 1968 and studied electronic music and composition at the Music Academy with Eimert, Zimmermann and
Stockhausen. In 1971 he began using computers as a compositional aid and developed an interest in tonality and
metricism based on number theory. From 1973-75 he again lived in Calcutta, resumed studies of Indian music and
worked with a rock group resulting in Kaleidoscope and other pieces. For the past ten years he has been active mainly
as a teacher and organizer, since 1984 at Cologne Music Academy and also at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague
since 1990.
Barnes Milton (english)
Acknowledged as one of Canada's most innovative composers, Milton Barnes' (1931-2001) prodigious output is
enjoyed internationally and performed world-wide by soloists, chamber groups, choruses and symphony orchestras.
His music, which draws inspiration from such varied sources as mainstream 'romantic' classical music, jazz, latin and
traditional hebraic music, has consistently drawn praise from audiences, musicians and critics. As a composer, Barnes
disregards definitions which usually segregate music into clearly defined categories. His eclectic fusion style is evident
through a wide range of his repertoire.
Born in Toronto in 1931, Barnes began his musical career as a jazz drummer and guitarist in the 50's, supporting
himself while studying composition with John Weinzweig and Ernst Krenek, conducting with Victor Feldbrill and Boyd
Neel at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto).
A meeting and ensuing friendship with Maestro Zubin Mehta at the Berkshire Music School in Tanglewood (USA) led to
his attending and graduating from the Orchestra and Opera Conducting School of the Vienna Academy of Music in
1961. He also studied conducting at the Chigianna School in Sienna, Italy in 1959.
Auditioning for Maestro Walter Susskind in 1963 led to an engagement with the Toronto Symphony as part of a Young
Conductors Series sponsored by the Toronto Star. This launched his professional conducting career and subsequent
decade of guest conducting, recording and broadcasting for CBC Radio and Television.
Barnes served as Music Director/Conductor for both the Niagara Symphony and Chorus (1964-72) and the Niagara
Falls Philharmonic and Chorus (USA) (1965-73).
He founded the Toronto Repertory Orchestra in 1964, conducting it for nine years, and set the pace through concerts,
CBC recordings, commisions and premiers in Toronto and Canada for a new format in contemporary classical music
programming. Special concerts with the TRO included several “openings”: St.Lawrence Centre for the Arts and
Yorkvile Square (Toronto) as well as a CBC Centennial broadcast concert from Expo 67 in Montreal. The TRO
performed the first 'stereo' concert on CBC as well as the first 'in-house' concert production for CBC television.
In 1973 Barnes made a conscious decision to focus on composing full time. He subsequently served as a Composerin-Residence/Conductor for the Toronto Dance Theatre (1968-73), the Blue Mountain Music School, Collingwood,
Ontario (1975-76), the New Chamber Orchestra of Canada (Bill Phillips, conductor) (1975-79), the Vaughy String
Quartet Institute in Kingston, Ontario (1979). He has given seven full concerts of his music, a number of them
broadcast on CBC Radio, including a Three Concert Series on “Morningside”.
His first exposure as a composer for the theatre began with dramatic productions at the University of Toronto in the
early fifties and subsequently his tenure at the Crest Theatre in Toronto (1961-63). His association with the
St.Lawrence Centre, Toronto (1974-75) led to his invitation to compose the score for the 25th Anniversary production
(Galileo, Brecht) of the Pittsburgh Playhouse (USA) in 1981.
His credits include composing, orchestrating, and conducting scores for feature films and television: including “Blood
and Guts” (Quadrant Films), “The Care Bear Movies I, II and III” (Nelvana Films), and dramas for CBC Television.
Milton Barnes' profile has appeared in feature press articles including the Globe and Mail (1999), Canadian Jewish
News (1999), and the Toronto Star, as well as magazine features in Canadian Composer and International Society of
Basses and Strings, USA.
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Barraqué Jean (italiano)
He is represented on disc by many of Canadas leading performing artists and ensembles including; Erica Goodman,
Joel Quarrington, Moshe Hammer, Amadeus Ensemble, Trio Lyra, Nexus, Leona Boyd, Guy Few, Rivka Golani, and
Robert Verebes.
Barnes has accepted invitations for “Meet the Composer” forums at Universities, Music Clubs, Radio and TV stations,
Orchestras, Music Conventions and in-school student groups. He has also given private and group instruction in
composing, orchestration and conducting.
The bulk of Mr. Barnes' compositions have been commisioned by the following: The Canada Council for the Arts,
Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Laidlaw Foundation, Film and Dance/Theatre organisations,
and Corporate and Private sponsors.
Milton Barnes passed away in Toronto, Canada on February 26, 2001
Barraqué Jean (italiano)
Compositore e critico musicale francese nato e morto a Parigi. Ha studiato con O.Messiaen, collaborando con il 'Centre
National de la Rcherche Scientifique' in Paris. Ha adottato la tecnica seriale spinta al limite con soluzioni visionarie ed
Barreiro Elias (english)
Elias Barreiro was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1930 and studied at the Havana Conservatory of Music. His postgraduate work was with maestro Andres Segovia at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He has performed extensively
in Cuba and abroad as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and with chamber ensembles.
Professor Barreiro has edited and arranged scores for over forty books on guitar music and has numerous recordings
to his credit. He has been a member of juries at both national and international competitions, and was the recipient of
the 1992 Mentor Award given by the Guitar Foundation of America.
Since 1967 Professor Barreiro has been the head of the guitar program at Tulane University. A number of his former
students perform regularly in concerts, and hold faculty positions at universities and schools across the United States.
Elias Barreiro has published works with Hansen Publications, the Willis Music Company, Editions Orphee, and now
exclusively with Mel Bay Publications.
Two selections from Professor Barreiro's The Guitar Music of Cuba (MB96178BCD) were used as incidental music in
the 2002 MGM film Original Sin starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. Both pieces, “La Celosa” and “Un
Recuerdo,” were originally written for the piano by Cuban composer Ignacio Cervantes and transcribed and performed
on the guitar by Professor Barriero.
Web: (2010)
Barrett Richard (english)
Born in Swansea (Wales) in 1959, studied genetics at University College London and composition with Peter WIEGOLD
(from 1980 to 1983), subsequently receiving guidance from Brian FERNEYHOUGH and Hans-Joachim HESPOS at the
1984 Darmstadt Summer Courses. His compositions have won the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis (1986) and Gaudeamus
Prize (1989). He was on the composition faculty at Darmstadt from 1986 to 1994, and taught composition at
Middlesex University in London from 1989 to 1992. He has lived in Amsterdam since 1993 teaching electronic
composition and performance in the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He was co-director
(with Roger REDGATE) of Ensemble Exposé from its foundation in 1984 until 1993.
Richard Barrett's compositions have been performed and broadcast worldwide by ensembles such as L'Itinéraire,
Ensemble Köln, Ensemble Modern, Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble InterContemporain, BBC Symphony Orchestra and
Klangforum Wien. His 1994 work Vanity has been internationally acclaimed as one of the most important orchestral
scores of the 1990s. Of central importance is his collaboration with ELISION Ensemble, for whom he has written
Another Heavenly Day (1989-90), Negatives (1988-92), Opening of the Mouth (1992-97) and Transmission (199699), with future projects including the evening-long DARK MATTER (1990-2000) for ELISION together with the
Norwegian ensemble Cikada Ensemble and artist Per Inge BJØRLO. In 1997-98 Richard Barrett was composer-inresidence with the Belgian ensemble Champ d'Action, for whom he wrote the music-theatre work Unter Wasser, on a
text by the Austrian writer Margret KREIDL. In 1998 he was a featured composer at the Festival Ars Musica (Brussels)
and Gaudeamus (Amsterdam) festivals.
Barrientos Carlos (english)
Carlos Barrientos began his formal music studies at the National Music Conservatory in Guatemala City, Guatemala
C.A. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of New Orleans, LA, and a Master of Music in
Composition from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. His training with Maestro Elias Barreiro, Director of Guitar
Studies at Tulane University, was supplemented with Master Classes with Manuel Barrueco, Leo Brouwer, Juan
Mercadal, Michael Newman, Tommy Tedesco and Carlos Barbosa-Lima. He studied composition under the tutelage of
Dr. Jerry Sieg, University of New Orleans, and Dr. Roy Johnson, Florida State University. As part of his Graduate
Assistantship at FSU, Carlos Barrientos assisted and taught alongside Founder, Director and Artist-in-Residence
Charles Atkins in the creation of the FSU Blues Lab, a workshop that provides the opportunity for both vocalists and
instrumental participants to learn basic techniques of performing blues and related music derived from Blues. He
consulted with Michael D. Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, Albany State University, Albany, GA in the
creation of a recordings library that reflects Western Art Music and American Jazz for the students at Albany State
University. The New York Premiere of the First Movement of his Second Guitar Sonata was dedicated to and
performed by Classical Guitarist Maestro Carlos Barbosa-Lima in 2003 at Carnegie Hall. At the request of U.S. Senator
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Barrios Agustín (english)
Bob Graham one of his compositions, “Si Tu Te Vas (If You Go Away),” was included on a recording to promote The
Everglades Trail. In 2004, at the American Church in Paris, France the World Premiere of his “Romance for Flute and
Guitar” was performed by the award-winning Serenade Duo, flutist Michelle LaPorte and guitarist Gerry Saulter. In
2009, they recorded it for inclusion in Beth Joiner's Independent Film: Voices. He has performed with such legendary
musicians as Herbie Mann, Donald Byrd and Debbie Reynolds, led an on stage Renaissance Trio in a University of New
Orleans production of Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night,” and played incidental music for their production of Bertold
Brecht's “The Good Woman of Setzuan.” He has performed Carulli's Guitar Concerto in A, Leonard Bernstein's “West
Side Story” and Marvin Hamlish's “A Chorus Line” with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and OkaloosaWalton Community College, Niceville, FL., and with the Southern Art Music Ensemble, a Jazz/Latin Fusion Sextet,
including an Honors Convocation in Atlanta for Mr. Ted Turner. He has been a guest performer with the Albany State
University Jazz Ensemble at The Fletcher Henderson Jr., Macon and Atlanta Jazz Festivals, and played the banjo in the
Albany State University/Albany Symphony's co-production of George Gershwin's Opera “Porgy and Bess.” He is a
member of the Guitar Foundation of America and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
(ASCAP). Carlos Barrientos is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
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Barrios Agustín (english)
Prolific Paraguayan composer and great performer, he contributed to the Classical Guitar repertoire with pieces
inspired by two sources of inspiration: the European culture and the Guaranì culture. Barrios absorbed the forms and
styles of the Western music tradition writing pieces of Baroque, Classical and Romantic inspiration. At the same time
he exploited his homeland folklore to produce very lively pieces. (Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Barrios Agustín (italiano)
Agustin Pio Barrios, nato a Misiones in Paraguay nel 1885, morto a San Salvador nel 1944, è uno dei grandi maestri
storici della chitarra. La sua figura si colloca, nel panorama generale dell’arte latino-americana, accanto a quella dei
massimi musicisti, scrittori e poeti che seppero riunire, nella loro opera, l’eredità della tradizione europea e gli aspetti
vitali delle culture originarie dei paesi in cui erano nati, e nel caso di Barrios di tutto il continente.
Concertista acclamato e discusso, esaltato e denigrato, Barrios trascorse una vita errabonda, percorrendo rutto il sud
ed il centro America senza mai stabilirsi definitivamente in alcun luogo, salvo che nella capitale de El Salvador,
durante i suoi ultimi anni di vita, quando la sua salute declinava irrimediabilmente. Per un certo periodo, si presentò,
in pubblico pur seguitando ad eseguire il repertorio classico della chitarra e le sue composizioni, abbigliandosi in
costume guarani, con il capo adorno di piume e con il nome d’arte di Mangoré, un cacicco indio che aveva fieramente
avversato la colonizzazione. Fu anche, brevemente, in Europa, nel 1935, e suonò al Conservatorio di Bruxelles, in
abiti normali e con il suo vero nome, ma ritornò quasi subito in Sud America dove, nonostante la celebrità leggendaria
a cui era assurto, la sua arte non fu mai pienamente compresa e apprezzata nel suo reale valore.
La sua gloria è legata alle composizioni per chitarra sola che egli scrisse nelle diverse epoche della sua avventurosa
esistenza. Molte di esse sono pagine a ispirazione popolaresca, sapientemente depurate e ricche di fascinosi effetti
strumentali; altre si rivolgono alla musica romantica, e traboccano di invenzioni melodiche e di raffinate armonie; in
altri casi, il modello di Barrios è nei preludi di Bach. Ma non mancano, nella sua opera, pagine di pura e ardita
speculazione armonica, come lo splendido Preludio en la menor, nel quale il compositore si lascia alle spalle le
memorie folcloriche e la soggezione ai grandi maestri e si eleva in una solitaria medirazione intrisa di poesia e di
Barrios Angel (english)
During his stay in Paris he became friend to Alb éniz and De Falla. He is also remembered because he founded the
“Trio Iberia” (Guitar, Lute and Bandurrìa), and because he wrote some Guitar pieces inspired by Andalusian folklore.
(Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Barroso Ary (italiano)
Compositore brasiliano nato as Ubá (Minas Gerais). Autore di musica popolare è stato il primo compositore, di samba
ad ottenere fama internazionale. Ha scritto centinaia di canzoni.
Barroso Fernandez Sergio (english)
(b. 4 March 1946, Havana).
Cuban composer, now resident in Canada, of mostly stage, orchestral and chamber works that have been performed
in the Americas, Asia and Europe; he is also active as a keyboardist.
Mr. Barroso studied composition, organ and piano with Alfredo Díaz Nieto, Alfredo Levi, Edgardo Martín, and César
Pérez Sentenat at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana from 1950–66. He had postgraduate studies in
composition with Václav Dobiáš, Alois Hába and Karel Janeček at the Akademie múzických umění v Praze – Academy
of Performing Arts in Prague from 1966–68 and also studied conducting with Manuel Duchesne and Gonzalo Romeu at
the Instituto Superior de Música de la Universidad de La Habana. He then studied computer music with John
Chowning and Jean-Claude Risset at Stanford University.
Among his many honours are a prize in the Concours International de Musique Électroacoustique de Bourges (1980),
the New York Cintra/Arts International Composition Award (1999) and the Victor M. Lynch-Staunton Award from the
Canada Council for the Arts (2000). His music has represented both Canada and Cuba at the UNESCO TRIMALCA
(1979), the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris (1980, 1995) and the UNESCO International
Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music (1990, 1994). His works have been performed throughout the Americas, as well as
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in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Monaco, the Netherlands,
Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
As a keyboardist, he has primarily performed his own music on piano and music from the Baroque on harpsichord,
although he has also given the premières of several works for harpsichord, piano and synthesizer.
He is also active in other positions. He worked as a broadcaster of new music at the Instituto Cubano de Radio y
Televisión and as a music critic for the daily newspaper Juventud Rebelde in Havana from 1969–80. He served as
music director of the Biblioteca Cubana Nacional José Martí from 1970–72 and the Universidad de La Habana from
1972–74. In addition, he served as chair of the department of development of the Ministerio de Cultura in Cuba and
as secretary-general of the section in Cuba of the UNESCO International Music Council from 1976–80.
Mr. Barroso taught composition and music theory at the Conservatorio Nacional de La Habana, the Escuela Nacional
de Música in Havana and the Instituto Superior de Música de la Universidad de La Habana from 1968–80. He has also
taught at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Mexico City and at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia,
Trent University in Ontario and the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
He has lived in Canada since 1981.
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Barroso Fernandez Sergio (italiano)
Compositore, pianista ed organista cubano nato a La Habana nel 1946. Ha studiato nel suo paese e presso il 'Prague
Superior Accademy of Music'. Ha inoltre studiato Computer Music al CCMA, Stanford University (California).
Barroso Luis (english)
(Madrid 1960)
He has carried his musical studies out on Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid.
He was an instrumentalist on Lute Orchestra of “Roberto Grandío”. And with them he makes a large quantity of
concerts and tours, as it was on 1987 through USA. As well he was performing concerts in collaboration with the Poet
Rafael Alberti, as well as recording in studio music for several artists as was Carlos Cano, Nuevo Mester de Juglaría,
Actually he is mainly full-time occupied to the composition activity.
He can combine his Chamber and Symphonic compositions with several works for the Cinema, for Pop and for
Sporting events, for instance, the Rhythm Gymnastics Word Championship “Sevilla 1998” .
He was awarded with several prizes: Premio Villa Real 1999, Iberoamericano “Reina Sofía” 1992, Sociedad General de
Autores de España 1990.
He is a detailed and exacting composer, thinking large carefully his works.
It is with his last works where he feel to be founded his most authentically and personal style: Preludios y danzas
(guitar), 5 Piezas for Piano Trío, Concierto de la Bahía (Guitar & String Orchestra), Concierto de Tierra Alta (Guitar
Quartet & String Orchestra). They are good examples of his Composition Style. These are direct and refreshing music,
far of some mathematic propositions; with a clear intention of an interesting and attractive theme for the performer
as for the listener.
Bartók Béla (english)
Born: Friday, March 25, 1881 in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary.
Died: Wednesday, September 26, 1945 in New York, New York (USA).
Nation of Origin: Hungary. Bartok's birthplace, Nagyszentmiklós, is now a part of Romania. After World War I,
Hungary lost two-thirds of its territory and 60% of its population as the result of the Trianon Treaty of 1920.
His first musical experiences consisted of piano lessons with his mother.
He studied from 1894 to 1899 in Pozsony, now called Bratislava, with conductor Laszlo Erkel. He was inspired by the
music of Dohnányi and Brahms.
In 1899 he enrolled in the Budapest Royal Academy of Music. He studied composition with János Koessler.
He was inspired by a 1902 performance of Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra.
In 1903 he wrote a tone-poem called Kossuth containing Hungarian elements. This was a symphonic poem in ten
sections and was inspired by the tone poems of Strauss.
He traveled as a concert pianist playing the works of Liszt and others.
His study of Hungarian peasant music (Magyár folk songs) began formally in 1905.
In 1906 he published a collection of 20 Hungarian folk songs with fellow composer and folk-song enthusiast, Zoltan
In 1907 he began to teach piano as a faculty member of the Budapest Royal Academy of Music. His lifelong friend,
Kodály, introduced him to the music of Debussy.
In 1909 he married one of his piano students.
He received little recognition for his own compositions until the 1917 performance of his ballet, The Wooden Prince
and the 1918 performance of his one-act opera, Duke Bluebeard's Castle. His first two violin sonatas were performed
in London in 1922 and 1923.
In 1923 he was commissioned to write an orchestral work for the 50th Anniversary of the Union of Buda and Pest.
The result was Dance Suite. Dohnányi and Kodály were also commissioned to write orchestral works for this occasion.
In 1923 he also divorced his wife and married another of his piano students.
Bartok gave a concert tour of the USA in 1927 and 1928. He performed 26 concerts. In 1929 he also toured Russia.
He worked at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1934 to create a scholarly edition of the folk songs he had been
In 1940 he emigrated to the United States to avoid the political problems in Europe. He was awarded an honorary
doctorate at Columbia and given an appointment to conduct folksong research.
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One of his best known works composed in the USA was Concerto for Orchestra (1943).
In 1945 he died in New York of Leukemia. His last completed work was the Pianoforte Concerto No.3. He died in
His music is generally divided into two periods. The early period shows more influence from Brahms and other
traditional composers. The later period explores almost every composition device used in the 20th century. The works
that bridge the gap between the two periods are Dance Suite (1923) and Dorfszenen (1924).
Major Works: Mikrokosmos for piano, Cantata Profana, Duke Bluebeard's Castle (1911), Allegro Barbaro for piano
(1911), Music for Strings – Percussion - and Celesta (1936), Concerto for Orchestra (1943), Third Piano Concerto
Bartoli René (français)
Né le 14.06.1938. Elève de BASSANO et DAVALLE. Lauréat du C.I.G. de I’ORTF en 1959. Professeur au CNR de
Marseille et concertiste. Disques chez Harmonia Mundi et CBS.
Bartolozzi Bruno (english)
Italian violinist and composer Bruno Bartolozzi was born on June 8, 1911 in Florence. He studied violin at the
Cherubini Conservatory in Florence at the late age of 25, securing a position as violinist with the Maggio Musicale
Fiorentino by 1941. He returned to the conservatory in 1946 to study composition with Dallapiccola, only later to be
appointed to the faculty in 1964. Bruno's music avoids both the aphoristic, short-breathed Viennese style and the
conventionalized dodecaphony of the Italian reactionary school. His expanded palette of orchestral textures and clear
sense of melody, form and rhythmic vitality are articulated on the page, allowing the performer and composer to
function on a same wavelength. Bruno Bartolozzi passed away on December 12, 1980 at his home in Fiesole, Italy. He
is remembered also for his work 1967 work “New Sounds for Woodwinds” which explores the possibilities of
producing several pitches simultaneously on a single woodwind instrument.
Barton Hanus (english)
Hanus Barton was born into a family of a research worker. Beginning in 1975, he studied composition (with Ilja
Hurnik) and piano (with Emil Leichner) at the Prague Conservatory, and continued his studies in 1981 at the Prague
Academy of Performing Arts. Here he studied composition with Jiri Pauer and piano with Jan Panenka. He then further
broadened education as a musical specialist working as a research student in the Academy's Department of
Composition under of Svatopluk Havelka, and today he holds the position of Head of Composition in the same school.
As a composer Barton's primary concern is with instrumental music, and he has produced works for a variety of
combinations of instruments. His compositions are often an attempt to organically combine various elements of
musical style, genre and history. He has also composed incidental music to a number of stage plays. Barton is also
active as a performer on the piano. He is a member of the ensembles Ars Cameralis (specializing in the performance
of medieval and contemporary music) and MoEns (specializing in contemporary repertoire) and forms a piano duo
with his wife Jana Macharackova. He has participated in a number of CD recordings including those of works by Jan
Ladislav Dusik, Leos Janacek and Svatopluk Havelka and several recordings by Ars Cameralis. He has also been
involved in radio recordings of works by contemporary Czech composers. (2012)
Barton Nicholas (english)
Nicholas Barton was born in 1950, educated at Norwich City College and subsequently at Colchester and Reading
Universities. His early musical career was as a classical guitarist and held a solo contract with the BBC performing
regularly on Look East. His first appearance was at the age of 14. In 1976 he became a music teacher at Matthew
Arnold School Oxford. Three years later becoming Head of Department a post he held until taking early retirement in
2006. While in Oxfordshire he divided his time between teaching composing and conducting. He conducted the Isis
Chamber Orchestra for many years. He composed widely for students at school and young people and amateurs
generally. Major commissions, with funds from Oxfordshire County Council included three pieces for The Oxfordshire
County Youth Orchestra, two for The Oxfordshire Concerto Orchestra, The Youth Big Band and The County Youth
Choir. He has had performances abroad and at major London venues. His music is published by Spartan Press and
Bardic Editions.
He now lives and works in North Norfolk
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Basevi Andrea (italiano)
Andrea Basevi Gambarana si è diplomato in “Composizione e Musica Corale” e perfezionatosi con Brian Ferneyhough e
con Luciano Berio, ha seguito un corso di Etnomusicologia con Simha Aron. Segnalato al concorso Bucci per una Fiaba
Musicale, ha vinto due volte consecutive il premio “Gioco e Musica”. Ha lavorato per cinema, teatro e radio, scrivendo
colonne sonore di documentari e drammi. Ha coinvolto compositori in progetti legati alle altre arti: Montale e la
musica; Musiche per Van Dyck; Celebrazioni per Caproni; L'uomo tipografico di Pirella e Sanguineti. E' autore di
Zazie, opera su testo di R. Queneau, rappresentata in vari teatri italiani. E' docente al Conservatorio Vivaldi di
Alessandria e alla scuola di Musicoterapia di Genova. Esegue sue musiche in spettacoli di poesia e musica con Roberto
Bassi Adriano (italiano)
Adriano Bassi, diplomato al Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano in Pianoforte, Composizione e Direzione d’Orchestra,
svolge attività concertistica in Italia e all’estero come direttore d’orchestra e come concertista di pianoforte. Ha
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registrato numerosi dischi e compact fra i quali figura la prima mondiale del Bolero di Ravel nella versione originale
per pianoforte a quattro mani e la prima mondiale degli inediti di Respighi per orchestra. Ha fondato e dirige
l’Orchestra Sinfonica Rosetum. Ha scritto vari libri fra i quali figurano Beethoven; L’Epistolario inedito di D’Annunzio e
i musicisti; Rossini; Toscanini; F. Gonfalonieri.
Battaglia Riccardo (italiano)
Riccardo Battaglia ha studiato chitarra e composizione e si è trasferito a Bombay nel 2001 con una borsa di studio
dell'Indian Council for Cultural Relations. All'Università di Bombay ha iniziato a collaborare con Ganesh Mohan,
professore di sitar e artista permanente della Radio Nazionale Indiana.
Bauer Guilherme (english)
A native of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Guilherme Carneiro da Cunha Bauer, composer and professor, is one of the
major composers of the vanguard generation born in the 1940s and 50s. Educated exclusively in Brazil, he studied
violin with Iolanda Peixoto and Oscar Borgerth. He has participated in chamber ensembles and the National
Symphonic Orchestra of Rádio MEC (Ministry of Education and Culture radio station). In 1977, he organized the Ars
Contemporânea ensemble which, for seven years, presented innumerous concerts for the purpose of divulging,
principally, a predominately Brazilian repertoire. As a composer, he studied counterpoint and composition with
Cláudio Santoro, musical analysis with Esther Scliar, and harmony, counterpoint, fugue, composition, and
orchestration with Guerra-Peixe, with whom he forged a solid and enriching friendship.
He taught composition and orchestration at the Estácio de Sá University in Rio de Janeiro from 1986 to 1999, and,
since 1983, he has taught harmony, counterpoint, fugue, orchestration, and composition at the Villa-Lobos School of
Music in Rio de Janeiro.
He was responsible for two important projects for the diffusion of Brazilian music: the recording of more than fifty
compositions by Brazilian composers for the Municipal Government of the City of Rio de Janeiro’s RioArte Digital label;
and the Estréias Brasileiras (Brazilian Premieres) Project, sponsored by the CCBB (Bank of Brazil Cultural Center),
which commissioned and premiered thirty-three works by Brazilian composers in 1997.
In 1996, he delivered lectures on Brazilian music in the United States at the University of Florida, the University of
Miami, and the University of Houston. In 1999, at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria, he took part in a public
rehearsal of his piece Reflexos, which had been commissioned and was premiered by the George Crumb Trio.
At the beginning of his career, he adhered to the aesthetics of atonalism. He later adopted a free language often
based on popular musical traditions. He has won more than a total of eight composition competitions, of special note
being the ESSO Classical Music Award, the UFBa (Federal University of Bahia) Latin American Competition, and the
Artistic Culture Society of São Paulo Award. In 1998, he received the APCA (Paulista Association of Art Critics) Award
for his String Quartet No. 2.
The CD Partita Brasileira, boasting the RioArte Digital label and launched in October, 2002, and his election into the
Brazilian Academy of Music constitute part of his production realized between 1981 and 2001.
During the XVI Biennial of Contemporary Brazilian Music in November, 2005, his Cadências for Piano and Orchestra, a
piece written with a Vitae Arts Grant, was performed in public for the first time.
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Bauer Jerzy (english)
Jerzy Bauer
born May 12, 1936 in Lodz, Poland. He studied at the State Music Academy in Lodz: music theory (graduated in
1959), conducting (graduated in 1961) and composition with Thomas Kiesewetter (graduated in 1966). In 1969-70 he
studied with Nadia Boulanger complementary in Paris.
In 1959-60, he worked at the State School of Music in Lodz. In 1960 he began teaching business in the State Music
Academy in Lodz. In 1979, earned an assistant professor, associate professor in 1987, and in 1992 professor.
Between 1980-98, he served as chair of composition, music theory and rhythm, and since 2000 the Head of the
Department of Music Theory. At the same time - in 1990-96 - he was dean of the Faculty of Composition, Theory,
Music Education and Eurhythmics Lodz University. In 1989-91 he served as Vice-President of the Board of the Polish
Composers' Union.
Jerzy Bauer’s works have been performed at numerous concerts and festivals, including the the “Warsaw
Autumn”, the Festival of Polish Contemporary Music “Musica Polonica Nova” in Wroclaw.
He was awarded many prizes and distinctions in competitions for composers: in 1970, received third prize at the
Composers 'Competition in Gdansk for Reed Trio No. 1 for oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1964), in 1971 - honorable
mention in the Composers' Competition. Gregory Fitelberg in Katowice for Aetatis Mediaa Sculpturae for mixed choir,
boys 'choir and symphony orchestra (1970-71), in 1973 - an honorable mention in the Composers' Competition. Karol
SzymanowskiPulsations in Katowice for large symphony orchestra, two electric guitars and organ (1973), in 1984 second prize in National Competition for Composers in Bialystok Jubilate e la danza polacca for symphony orchestra
(1984), in the same year -- third prize at the National Composers' Competition in Lodz, the three ballads on the guitar
(1983), in 1985 - first prize at the National Competition for Composers in Kamien for Accende lumen sensibus for
organ (1985), in 1988 - Bronze Medal at the XXXI of the Concours International de Guitare organized by Radio France
in Paris for the colors and rhythms of movement for guitar (1989), and in 1991 - first prize at the National
Competition. Lawrence Zulawski in Warsaw for the Countryside Painting for soprano (soprano) and piano (1991).
Jerzy Bauer in 1980 was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Polish, in 2005 - Officer's Cross of
the Order of the Rebirth of Poland, in 2006 - the Silver Medal of Merit to the Culture - the Gloria Artis.
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Bauer Jerzy (italiano)
Compositore polacco nato a Lódz nel 1936. Ha studiato teoria musicale e composizione nella città natale ed a Pargi
con Nadia Boulanger.
Bauer Robert (english)
Robert Bauer was born in Welland, Ontario on January 24th, 1950 and began his musical studies at age seven.
Throughout his youth he played guitar and saxophone in rock and dance bands, often arranging and composing for
these ensembles. At the same time he was developing an interest in jazz and classical music and after high school he
entered the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. There he studied composition with John Beckwith and John
Weinzweig, materials of music with Oskar Morawetz, Godfrey Ridout, Lothar Klein, Derek Holman and Gustav
Ciamaga, saxophone with Paul Brodie and guitar with Eli Kassner.
Baumann Christoph (english)
Christoph Baumann is an improvising musician, pianist and composer. He is professor for jazz piano and improvisation
at the Lucerne School of Music. His artistic work oscillates between the two poles of improvisation and composition,
attempting thereby to integrate various musical styles in large dramaturgic coherences, a constant.
His musical activities take him, either as lead or sideman, on tours and to festivals around the world.
Baumann composes for various formations, film, dance, theatre and radio plays. CDs widely document his musical
Christoph Baumann has written three speaking operas (libretto FX Nager): ‘Attinghausen’, ‘Ds Gräis’ and ‘Hinter den
sieben Bergen’. He has collaborated on diverse scenic projects together with musicians and theatre workers.
Baumann Herbert (english)
Herbert Baumann was born in Berlin. He studied composition with Paul Höffer and Boris Blacher and conducting with
Sergiu Celibidache at the International Music Institute, Berlin. He has worked extensively both as a composer,
conductor and musical in Germany, Austria, Switzerland in theatres and has composed music for television plays.
Baumann Max (english)
The German composer, Max Georg Baumann, studied at the Berlin Musikhochschule and later took a position there as
lecturer, going on to become the head of the school of music in 1963.
Max Georg Baumann's work had been influenced by and continued in the vein of Max Reger and Paul Hindemith. He
was one of the few composers to write a concerto for organ and orchestra. His cantata Libertas cruciata (1963) was
the first composition written specifically to be played on stereo FM radio. His compositions are mainly sacred works
that are dramatic and austere in character. He wrote four Masses, a piano concerto, many pieces for the organ, music
specifically for amateurs, etc.
Baxter Garth (english)
Garth Baxter is noted for his modern traditionalist style of writing. Born in Philadelphia in 1946, he grew up in
California and earned music degrees from Pepperdine University and California State University at Northridge. He
studied composition with Robert Hall Lewis, Joseph Wagner, and William Thornton. Baxter is a gifted teacher, a
talented performer, and a respected critic for periodicals and newspapers, but music composition remains his first
love. He was a prizewinner in the 1997 Delius Composition Contest, and his compositions for voice, guitar, and piano,
as well as other instrumental and vocal combinations, have been performed throughout North America and Europe.
He is on the music faculty of Western Maryland College in Westminster, Maryland, where he lives with his wife
Bay William (english)
William Bay is president of Mel Bay Publications, Inc. He is an accomplished guitarist and trumpet player and has
performed on both instruments in a wide variety of professional settings. He is experienced as a performer and
composer of music ranging from jazz and rock to the classics and sacred. He received his bachelor's degree from
Washington University in St. Louis and his master's from the University of Missouri. Bill has received international
acclaim for his innovative teaching methods, and he has authored over 150 books with sales in the millions.
Beach Amy M.C. (english)
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach was the foremost American composer of the Romantic period and the first American woman
to achieve major success as a composer. She was born September 5, 1867, in Henniker, New Hampshire, the only
child of Charles Abbott Cheney and Clara Imogene Marcy Cheney. A child prodigy, Beach received her first musical
instruction from her mother, composed her first work at age four (Mamma’s Waltz), and began performing publicly at
age seven.
Her parents were unable financially to send her abroad to study, and instead turned to the music community in
Boston (where they had moved in 1871). Beach studied piano with Ernest Perabo and Carl Baermann, and harmony
and counterpoint with Junius W. Hill. These lessons were to be her only formal training. She learned orchestration and
fugue by translating the treatises of Louis Hector Berlioz and François-Auguste Gevaert. Beach's first published work
was The Rainy Day (1880), a setting of a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In 1883, at age 16, she made her
professional debut as a pianist, and shortly thereafter became a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Her development was watched closely by a circle in Boston society which included Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes,
William Mason and Dr. Henry Harris Aubrey Beach. Dr. Beach was a socially prominent physician, a lecturer on
anatomy at Harvard, and a well-schooled amateur singer and pianist. Amy Cheney and Dr. H.H.A. Beach were
married in 1885, at which point Amy Cheney began using the name Mrs. H.H.A. Beach professionally. Following the
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expectations of Victorian society, Beach curtailed her touring and spent her days at home composing.
Many of Beach's works were granted premières by major orchestras, such as Mass in Eb, Op. 5, performed by the
Handel and Haydn Society of Boston in 1892; the concert aria Eilende Wolken, Op. 18, performed by the New York
Philharmonic Society also in 1892; and Symphony in E-Minor, Op. 32, performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra
in 1896. Other works were the result of commissions, such as Festival Jubilate, Op. 17, composed for the dedication
(May 1, 1893) of the Women’s Building for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago; Song of Welcome, Op. 42,
for the Trans-Mississippi Exposition (1898); and Panama Hymn, Op. 74, for the International Exposition in San
Francisco (1915). These were the first occasions on which many musical organizations performed music by a female
composer. Beach's Symphony in E-Minor (also known as Gaelic Symphony) is acknowledged as the first symphony
composed by an American woman.
Dr. Beach died June 28, 1910, and on September 5, 1911, Amy Beach sailed for Europe to begin three years of
touring as a performer in Paris, Rome, Hamburg, Leipzig, Berlin, and many other major European cities. At the
outbreak of the First World War in Europe, Beach returned to the United States, eventually settling in New York City.
A triumph for the American musical environment, Beach was already scheduled for 30 tour dates on both coasts prior
to her arrival stateside. As was her routine, she would perform concerts throughout winter and spend summers
composing at her home in Centerville on Cape Cod, a home purchased solely with the proceeds from her songEcstasy.
In 1921, Beach became a fellow at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, where she developed
friendships with other artists there, among them playwright Thornton Wilder. Over the next twenty years she
composed many of her later works at the artist colony, including the piano pieces The Hermit Thrush at Eve and The
Hermit Thrush at Morn, and the one-act opera Cabildo. In 1928, Beach received an honorary Master of Arts degree
from the University of New Hampshire. Hailed as one of America’s most prominent composers and performers, she
was granted two retrospective concerts of her songs and orchestral music on her 75th birthday.
Beach's legacy created remarkable breakthroughs for others, particularly women, in music. Many of her works show
the influence of late Romantic American composers such as Horatio Parker, Edward MacDowell, Arthur Foote and
George Chadwick; but she also reflected the ideas of Brahms and Debussy. These influences are not absolutely direct,
but subtle, for the majority of her compositions consist of her own idiomatic style (both delicate and elaborate) and
her natural gift for melody. She is best known for her songs, symphony, and the opera Cabildo; and was recognized
for her early contribution to the preservation, documentation and transcription of American birdsongs.
Amy Cheney Beach died December 27, 1944, of heart failure.
Beaser Robert (english)
Robert Beaser was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1954. He studied literature, political philosophy and music at
Yale College, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in 1976. He went on to earn his Master of Music, M.M.A.
and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Yale School of Music. His composition teachers have included Jacob
Druckman, Earle Brown, Toru Takemitsu, Arnold Franchetti, Yehudi Wyner and Goffredo Petrassi. In addition, he
studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller, Arthur Weisberg and William Steinberg at Yale, and composition with
Betsy Jolas on a Margaret Lee Crofts Fellowship from Tanglewood in 1976. From 1978 to 1990 he was co-Music
Director and Conductor of the contemporary chamber ensemble Musical Elements at the 92nd Street Y, bringing
premieres of over two hundred works to New York City. From 1988 to 1993 he served as the Meet The
Composer/Composer-in-Residence with the American Composers Orchestra, and is currently the ACO's Artistic
Advisor. Mr. Beaser is Professor and Chairman of the Composition Department at The Juilliard School in New York.
In recent years, Mr. Beaser has emerged as a major voice in a new generation of American composers. Since 1982,
when The New York Times wrote that he possessed a “lyrical gift comparable to that of the late Samuel Barber,” his
music has won praise for its balance between melodic sweep and architectural clarity. He is often cited as an
important figure among the “New Tonalists”—composers who are adapting new tonal grammar to their own uses—and
through a wide range of media has firmly established his own language as a synthesis of European tradition and
American vernacular. Beaser's compositions have earned him numerous awards and honors. His first orchestral
composition was performed by the Greater Boston Youth Symphony under his own direction at Jordan Hall in Boston
when he was 16. In 1977, he became the youngest American composer to win the Prix de Rome from the American
Academy in Rome. In 1986, Beaser's widely heard Mountain Songs was nominated for a Grammy Award in the
category of Best Contemporary Composition. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Fulbright
Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy
and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Charles Ives Scholarship, an ASCAP Composers Award, a Nonesuch Commission
Award and honors in the Stroud Competition in England.
Beaser's music has been performed and commissioned with regularity both in America and abroad. He has received
major commissions from the New York Philharmonic (150th anniversary), the Chicago Symphony (Centennial
commission), the Saint Louis Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony for Dawn
Upshaw. Recent orchestral performances have come from the Chicago, Saint Louis and Baltimore Symphonies, the
New York Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra, the Crakow Philharmonic, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic,
the Gelders Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Symphony, the Rome Radio Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic with
James Galway, the New Orchestra of Westchester, the Phoenix Symphony, the Florida Symphony, the Charleston
Symphony, the New World Symphony, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Other recent chamber performances
have occurred at the Aspen, Ojai, Berlin, Musica di Asolo, and Lockinhaus Festivals, Meet the Moderns at BAM, the
Seattle and Saint Louis Symphony Chamber Music Series, the Chamber Music Societies of Lincoln Center, Baltimore
and Chicago, the Twentieth Century Consort, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Solisti New York, the
Chicago Contemporary Players, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. His music has been performed, recorded and
commissioned by artists such as Leonard Slatkin, Paula Robinson, Richard Stoltzman, Eliot Fisk, Manuel Barrueco,
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Pamela Mia Paul, Gilbert Levine, Lukas Foss, Paul Sperry, Alasdair Neale, James Galway, Richard Dufallo, Dawn
Upshaw, Enrique Diemecke, Ransom Wilson, Kenneth Jean, Tsung Yeh, David Zinman, Paul Dunkel, Gerard Schwarz,
and Dennis Russell Davies. Additionally, Mr. Beaser currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American
Academy in Rome, the MacDowell Colony, and the American Composers Orchestra.
Beato José (english)
José Beato was born in Lisbon. He studied Classical Guitar, Vocal Technique, Choral Direction and has a degree in
Composition at ESML (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa). As a Composer and Musician he participated in works for
Ballet, Theatre, Television, and Musical Performances. Some of his works have been recorded in Portugal. He is the
Director of the on-line publisher “Tirando Editions”, devoted mainly to the classical guitar repertoire.
Beauvais William (english)
William Beauvais has performed in the United States, Europe, and across Canada. He is frequently heard on CBC
either from one of his numerous CD's or on recordings for radio. He won first prizes at the Canadian Music
Competition and at the World Centre For Guitar in Martinique. He combines a mastery of his instrument with a
devotion to composition. He has written music for the Royal conservatory Children's choir, the Canadian Music Centre,
Jeffrey McFadden and the Echo women's choir. His music has been heard in Denmark, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina
and is published by Productions d'OZ, Mel Bay, Tuscany Publications and Frederick Harris. He has been a member of
the guitar faculty of the Royal Conservatory since 1980 and is a member of the Canadian Music Centre. He is
currently developing curriculum for group based guitar classes at the Royal Conservatory, and is very active as a
clinician in schools.
Bebey Francis (english)
Francis Bebey was born in Cameroon but educated in Duala, Paris and the United States. He was a poet, writer and
musician, and made several recordings. In 1968 Bebey won the Grand Prix Lettérarie de l’Afrique Noire for his novel
Le Fils d’Agatha Moudio. He worked at the information service of UNESCO. His book African Music: A People’s Art is an
example of his remarkable work as an ethnomusicologist.
Bebey Francis (italiano)
Compositore, multi-strumentista, scrittore, poeta, musicologo, giornalista, nato nei pressi di Duala (Cameroun), e
morto in Paris. È considerato uno dei più grandi rinnovatori della musica Africana.
Beccaceci Roberto (italiano)
Roberto Beccaceci nasce ad Ancona il 30 agosto 1958 Frequenta, giovanissimo, il corso di pianoforte presso l'Istituto
Musicale della sua città, evidenziando ben presto attitudine allo studio della composizione. Allievo di Mario Perrucci,
consegue rapidamente il diploma di Musica Corale e Direzione di coro presso il Conservatorio “G. Rossini” di Pesaro.
Suoi lavori sono stati presentati in numerose rassegne tra cui il “Festival Valentiniano” di Terni, il “Todi Festival”, il
“Musica 2000 Festival” di Ancona, la “Settimana Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea” di Bucarest, il Festival
“Nuovi Spazi Musicali” di Roma; presso istituzioni quali l'Associazione dei Compositori Ucraini di Kiev, la New York
University, l'Istituto italiano di Cultura di Parigi, la University of Southern California di Los Angeles e trasmessi dalla
RAI, da Radio Vaticana e da diverse emittenti nazionali estere. Dal 1997 insegna Elementi di composizione nella
Scuola didattica della musica presso il Conservatorio “N.Piccinni” di Monopoli (BA).
Web: (2004)
Becherucci Eugenio (english)
Eugenio played in several rockbands in the early 70's. While travelling around the world he plays as soloist or in duos.
Since 1985 he has been playing with Logos Ensemble. They play in
several countries in Europe. Nowadays he is one of the few guitarists who play difficult contemporary music. His large
knowledge of guitar repertoire makes him experienced in ancient music for lute and similar historical instruments, in
Afro and Latin American modern production, in classical music of 19th century. Since 1981 has been teaching guitar
in Italian conservatories: at present he is teaching in Frosinone. (2004)
Becherucci Eugenio (italiano)
Di famiglia italo-spagnola, la musica ed in particolare la chitarra sono già nel suo dna. Insieme ai suoi fratelli fonda
prima diversi gruppi pop-rock, già all'inizio degli anni '70, poi si avvia verso gli studi di chitarra e composizione al
conservatorio, diplomandosi brillantemente nel 1980 e perfezionandosi in seguito in Spagna con José Tomàs ed in
Francia con Betho Davezac. Durante quegli anni incomincia la sua esperienza concertistica nel campo della musica
colta, e gira l'Italia e il mondo suonando da solo e in duo con diversi strumenti, toccando capitali esotiche come New
Delhi, Istambul a oriente, Rio de Janeiro, Lima e Montevideo a occidente, ma anche europee come Parigi, Barcellona,
Madrid, Lisbona, Budapest e Bucarest. Dal 1985 a tutt'oggi l'esperienza più coinvolgente è quella fatta insieme al
Logos Ensemble, gruppo di cui è membro fondatore. Con il Logos suona in sedi prestigiose in Italia e in diversi paesi
europei, in particolare Spagna, Inghilterra e Germania, collabora strettamente con numerosi compositori
contemporanei, ed arriva oggi a concepire dei concerti-spettacolo, nei quali sempre di più il ruolo di compositore si
affianca a quello di esecutore. Sue composizioni sono state eseguite in importanti teatri italiani ed europei. E' oggi uno
dei pochi chitarristi in grado di affrontare con sicurezza le più impervie pagine di musica contemporanea, ma i suoi
vasti interessi lo hanno portato, nel corso della carriera, ad approfondire la tecnica esecutiva degli strumenti antichi
affini,come il liuto, ed il loro repertorio, o a dedicare attenzione particolare al repertorio afroamericano del nostro
secolo e al repertorio classico, scrivendo un saggio sulla letteratura per chitarra e pianoforte che è sulle pagine de “Il
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Beggio Bernardino (italiano)
Fronimo”. Dal 1981 è docente di chitarra nei conservatori italiani, attualmente insegna a Frosinone. (2004)
Beggio Bernardino (italiano)
Ha studiato al Conservatorio di Padova, e successivamente alle Accademie di Musica di Danzica e Cracovia come
borsista del Ministero degli Esteri.. Arrivato alla composizione dopo una lunga esperienza internazionale come
pianista, direttore dell’Interensemble e organizzatore musicale, è attratto in particolare dal rapporto tra parola e
musica, dalle simmetrie e dalle similitudini tra linguaggio verbale e linguaggio musicale, oltre che dalla ricerca di una
comprensibilità logica già cara ad alcuni compositori contemporanei nordamericani quali Tom Johnson e Steve Reich.
Ha scritto per gruppi da camera e strumenti a solo, per orchestra d’archi e orchestra di fiati, per il teatro e per il
cinema sperimentale. Le sue musiche sono state eseguite nella maggior parte dei paesi europei e negli USA, e sono
state trasmesse dalle radio nazionali di Belgio, Croazia, Romania e Spagna, oltre che dalla Radio Italiana. Ha ricevuto
commissioni dal Théatre Européen de Musique Vivante, dal Festival del Flauto e da Antidogma Musica di Torino,
dall’Accademia San Felice di Firenze, dal Festival Musica ‘900 di Trento e da Musica Nuova Festival di Senigallia. Dal
1996 al 2004 è stato membro della giuria del concorso Internazionale di Composizione “Città di Udine”e collabora dal
1984 alla direzione artistica del Computer Art Festival di Padova. Insegna Semiografia della Musica Contemporanea,
Lettura al pianoforte e Laboratorio di Musica Contemporanea al Conservatorio Steffani di Castelfranco Veneto.
Web: (2010)
Begu Ivan (english)
Ivan Begu (1918-1990) was also born and lived in Kotor, which was one of the most important Montenegran cultural
centers. There he started to be interested in the guitar around the thirties of the past century. Using various didactic
materials in his work he became a very successful self-taught musician. For a while he was even playing in various
jazz ensembles, and as a composer left different pieces among which several miniatures for solo guitar.
(Uros Dojcinovic: Guitar Compositions from Yugoslavia. Vol.VI, 2004)
Behrend Siegfried (english)
Siegfried Behrend (born on Nov. 19, 1933) entered a Conservatory in his hometown of Berlin at the age of 16.
Considering his father was a guitar professor at the same Conservatory is to no avail that he eventually averted his
interest in piano, composition and conducting to guitar. As “Ambassador of German Culture,” Behrend made his debut
in Leipzig when he was 20 years old and toured extensively throughout Europe as well as the Soviet Union as a
champion of new music for guitar . He was able to integrate his knowledge of guitar, piano, and composition creating
an avante-garde repertoire for the solo and chamber guitarist. Siegfried recorded extensively for Deutsche
Gramophone and his output of compositions, arrangements and editions of music exceeds 1,000 including about 200
film scores. He was well known for his mastery of difficult modern works, many of which were written for him.
Siegfried Behrend passed away on September 20, 1990 in Hausham, Bavaria, Germany.
Belevi Kemal (english)
Kemal Belevi, guitarist-composer, was born into a musical family in Nicosia in 1954. He began learning the guitar at
the age of eleven. 3 years later he joined his brother’s band playing pop and rock music.
In 1972 Kemal moved to London to study music where he lived untill 1996. In 1974 Kemal entered Southgate College
as a full time student to study Ordinary and Advanced Level Music for 3 years where he also studied Piano,Violin and
Singing besides the classical guitar. In 1977 he was offered a place at Performer’s Course at London College of
Music.Here he also studied composition with D.Mc Bride, a pupil of Benjamin Britten. Kemal completed his studies at
L.C.M. in 1982 gaining the highest award that made him a Fellow of London College of Music.Kemal at present has 10
published works and a Guitar Method in its third edition. His published works is being distributed in United Kingdom
by Registry Publications.
He has recorded a Double CD ‘Guitar Music of Kemal Belevi’ in 2001 and D.Regginos recorded his Chamber Music with
Russian performers in 2003. His arrangement of 3 Turkish Pieces for two guitars have been recorded by Scarlatti
Guitar Duo in1999 and Five Romantic Pieces was recorded by the French guitarist Phillippe Villa in 2003. In 97 three
of Kemal’s compositions was chosen by London College of Music as set pieces for their Grade and Diploma
Web: (2013)
Bell Shwan (english)
Shawn Bell is a composer, educator, and new media professional dedicated to creativity. He is particularly interested
in constructionist approaches to new media education and especially how human computer interaction and complexity
theory enhance the creative process and product in the arts. As a guitarist, Mr. Bell has performed solo, in small
ensembles, and in collaboration with dancers, theatre troupes and the Concordia Electroacoustic Composers' Group.
As a guitar teacher, Mr. Bell began composing pieces targeting the specific technical and musical needs of his
students. By 1989, several of his pieces had been selected by The Royal Conservatory of Music for its Graded Guitar
Curriculum. Today, he is the most represented composer in its Introductory Repertoire and Studies volume. Among
Mr. Bell's many instrumental compositions, “Currents I” and “Currents II” have been featured on William Beauvais' CD
Traces (1995), performed at national and international festivals and heard on North American and European radio.
Mr. Bell's compositions have been used in film and television. He composed the electroacoustic sound track for
Michael Crochetiere's film, Subterranean Passage which premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival (1999)
and has since won numerous awards including Best Experimental Film at the Nashville Independent Film Festival,
Niagara Indie Film Festival, and Hardacre Festival. Related to film, Mr. Bell has co-written the screenplay, You Are
Here, with Henry Sarwer-Foner (Director, This Hour Has 22 Minutes), which has won a development grant from the
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Harold Greenberg foundation in 2003. Mr. Bell received a FACTOR international distribution grant for Voices From The
Edge of Chaos (1998), his CD of self-organizing computer music. He was subsequently awarded a residency at
Lovebytes Labs in Sheffield, England (1999) to produce an audio composition for its Digital Space CD and CD ROM
publication of “innovative new work using digital sound and multimedia”. Mr. Bell has taught the creative arts from
kindergarten to college, as well as teacher training workshops. He is currently teaching web design, game design,
video editing, digital audio and computer music at Dawson College in Montreal.
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Bellafronte Raffaele (italiano)
diplomato in pianoforte con L. Passaglia, ha studiato composizione ed analisi con F. Sifonia, G. P. Chiti e F. Delli Pizzi.
Ricerca e sperimentazione lo portano, attraverso le esperienze compositive, ad affrontare sia la musica “colta” che
quella elettronica effettuando per diversi anni numerosi lavori sia di incisione che di orchestrazione in studi di
La sua produzione si sposta pian piano da un modello molto vicino a quello pittorico, dove l’autore esprime le sue
idee, le realizza e le propone in maniera definitiva attraverso un supporto audio (nastro magnetico, disco, compactdisc), ad uno che riallaccia i fili con le strategie compositive dei secoli precedenti. Rivalorizza perciò la figura
dell’interprete, ricollocandolo al centro, come veicolo fondamentale ed elemento di congiunzione fra l’opera e il
Numerosissime sue opere sono state pubblicate dalle Case Editrici Bongiovanni e Bèrben.
Le sue composizioni dopo essere state eseguite nelle più importanti città italiane, varcano i confini nazionali per
approdare in sedi prestigiose quali la “Carnagie Hall” di New York dove nell’ottobre ’96 viene eseguita “Oasi alla
mente” in prima mondiale.
Per l’etichetta Bongiovanni ha inciso due CD monografici (GB 5049-2/GB 5081-2) che sono stati recensiti in modo
estremamente positivo dalla stampa specializzata nazionale ed internazionale.
I suoi lavori discografici sono inseriti nei cataloghi più importanti del mondo.
Ha insegnato nei Conservatori di Sassari, Como e Trapani. E' stato per sette anni direttore artistico dei
“Masterclasses” Città del Vasto.
Dal 1999 è direttore artistico dei Seminari Musicali Internazionali di Cupello.
Bellandi Antonio (italiano)
Laureato in Composizione, col massimo dei voti e lode, presso il Conservatorio “G. Puccini” di La Spezia, sotto la guida
di Andrea Nicoli. Successivamente ha conseguito, presso il medesimo conservatorio, il biennio specialistico in
composizione, sempre col massimo dei voti. Diplomato e laureato in Pianoforte, presso l’Istituto Musicale Pareggiato
“L. Boccherini” di Lucca, sotto la guida di Clara Cesa. Laureato in Storia della Musica Moderna e Contemporanea, col
massimo dei voti e lode, presso la Facoltà di Lettere dell’”Università degli Studi” di Firenze, sotto la guida di Franco
Piperno. Allievo per la Direzione d’orchestra di Silvano Frontalini. Ha svolto e svolge intensa attività concertistica,
come Direttore e Pianista in vari centri italiani. All’attività artistica abbina quella didattica insegnando Pianoforte ed
Armonia in varie scuole di musica. Sue composizioni sono state eseguite in vari centri italiani ed europei. Nell’estate
2001 ha eseguito, in duo, sue trascrizioni per Pianoforte a 4 mani nell’ambito del “Todi Arte Festival”. Relatore di
numerose conferenze di argomento musicologico (incentrate particolarmente sulla musica novecentesca) in vari centri
italiani ha curato interventi per la University of Michigan State. Nel 2005, nella collana “I quaderni della labronica”, è
stato pubblicato a Livorno il suo saggio “Carlo Della Giacoma e Pietro Gori”, sulla musica italiana a cavallo tra
ottocento e novecento. Selezionato da Giorgio Battistelli ha partecipato alla Masterclass per Compositori del Festival di
Musica Contemporanea della 51a Biennale di Venezia. Compositore selezionato dall’Ostava Days 2009 Institute (Rep.
Ceca), la sua musica è stata eseguita al Concert Hall di Ostrava durante il Festival di Musica Contemporanea “Ostrava
Days 2009”. Vincitore, per la sezione Composizione (strumentale con voce recitante) del “Premio Nazionale delle Arti
2011”, assegnatogli dal Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca.
Le sue partiture sono pubblicate presso la Casa Editrice musicale “Ars Publica”.
Web: (2015)
Bellavance Ginette (français)
Ginette Bellavance. Compositrice, animatrice, chanteuse (Lévis, près Québec, 30 juin 1946). B.A. (Montréal) 1966,
Licence (ibid.) 1971. Elle fit ses études musicales à l'Université de Montréal où elle suivit notamment les cours de
composition de Serge Garant. Boursière du CAC, elle poursuivit des recherches en perception sonore, matière de son
enseignement à l'Université de Montréal; elle enseigna également l'électroacoustique et la musique de scène à
l’UQAM. De 1969 à 1974, elle dirigea le groupe de musique expérimental YUL pour lequel elle écrivit des chansons.
Parallèlement, elle composa des musiques de scène dont Le Timide au palais (Tirso de Molina, 1971), Don Juan
(Molière, 1972), Julien, Julien (Marcel Godin, 1973), Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmond Rostand, 1974) et Le Mode
d'emploi (Luc Durand, 1979), notamment pour le Théâtre populaire du Québec, le Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde et la
Nouvelle compagnie théâtrale. Son Match en coordonnées (1971) pour deux percussions, deux guitares électriques et
bande électronique a été dirigé par Serge Garant dans le cadre des Nocturnales de l'Université de Montréal en 1975.
Ses Études I et II pour guitare ont été publiées chez Doberman-Yppan en 1980. Pour IONF, elle a composé la
musique de plusieurs courts métrages ainsi que celle du film Not a Love Story (1981). De 1974 à 1988, elle collabora
à diverses productions radiophoniques et télévisées de la SRC, en tant que compositrice, ou animatrice-recherchiste.
En 1980, elle participa à la création de Coffre I de Walter Boudreau. À la même époque, elle présenta des spectacles,
entre autres à Montréal, à Québec et à la télévision de la SRC, dans lesquels elle se révéla en tant que compositrice,
chanteuse et comédienne. Elle a enregistré les micr. Bellavance (1980, Diskade NVSP-1000) et Conte du pays de
Zizanie (1982, éd. Gé. Bé.). En 1990, elle travaillait à la production d'un troisième micr. de chansons.
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Belletto René (français)
Web: (2015)
Belletto René (français)
Né le 11.09.1945 à Lyon. Ecrivain, il obtient le Prix Fémina pour “l’Enfer” en 1980. (Editions P.O.L.). Scénariste du
film “Péril en la demeure” etc. A connu et étudié la guitare auprès de David Hurphet et Gérard Reyne.
Belleville Patrick de (français)
Né le 14.08.1945. Etudes avec A. PONCE. Directeur pédagogique du Conservatoire de Carpentras et Fondateur du
Concours International de guitare de Carpentras. Concertiste. Ecrit surtout pour guitare et pour chceur a capella
(entre autres des pièces religieuses).
Bellinati Paulo (english)
Brazilian guitarist, composer & arranger. Born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1950.
Paulo Bellinati's first guitar teacher was his father, who introduced him to the world of the guitar when he was 11
years old. Six years later, he began studying at the Conservatory “Dramatico e Musical” of his homecity, with Isaias
Savio. It's no surprise that he won two scholarships, that enabled him to continue his studies in Europe, at the
Conservatory of Geneva, Switzerland. He stayed in Europe for six years, and he also taught at the Conservatory of
Lausanne. He also studied with Abel Carlevaro and Oscar Caceres. In 1988, Paulo Bellinati won the first prize for
composition with his solo guitar piece “Jongo”, at the “8th Carrefour Mondial de la Guitare” in Martinique. In 1996,
John Williams recorded Jongo (two guitars version) in his album “The Mantis and the Moon”. This composition opened
the way for Paulo as a composer, and today many guitarists all over the world perform and record his compositions.
His talent as a performer was recognized by Brazilian musicians in 1998, when he won a musicians' poll organized by
Guitar Player magazine (Brazil edition) to determine the top 10 Brazilian guitar players. He is a virtuoso on several
different Brazilian guitars, as we can see (and listen) in his “Guitares du Brèsil” album (which received “Le Choc de La
Musique” from Le Monde de La Musique and a 4-star rating from Diapason, two of the most important music
magazines in France. One of the most important works of Paulo is his research of the music of Garoto. He is
undoubtfully the reviver of Garoto's music. He searched for rare manuscripts, listened to old recordings, studied his
way of playing the guitar, and he finally recorded all Garoto's works in an exceptional way. We shouldn't forget
Paulo's talent as an arranger too. Of course we can see it in his Garoto recordings, but he has also succesfully
produced and arranged albums of several important musicians, like Gal Costa, Vânia Bastos, Leila Pinheiro and
Cristina Azuma. In general, I would compare Paulo's playing to Carlos Barbosa-Lima's. They both have the same
astonishing accuracy and clarity. But Paulo is determined (so far) to dedicate his talent to the music of his country. As
he said himself: “...I decided to turn my eyes to Brazilian music. I compose only Brazilian pieces. I always compose
over the Brazilian folk forms or Brazilian rhythms ...always, always. My history as a composer has been 100%
Brazilian. My first composition in 1977 was a choro and then a baião and then the other Brazilian forms.” His work as
a composer, performer and researcher has the purpose of bringing the Brazilian guitar music to the conservatories of
the whole world, to claim a position equivalent to the one that the Spanish guitar music has today. I think that noone
else has approached Brazilian guitar music in such a classical, professional, and yet sensitive & exciting way. That's
why he is already very popular among guitar students. He has brought a fresh Brazilian air to the classical guitar and
showed us that Brazil has a lot more to give.
Bellinati Paulo (italiano)
Riconosciuto come uno dei maggiori chitarristi-compositori brasiliani, riflette nei suoi lavori il grande amore e la
passione per gli stili musicali del suo paese. Le sue composizioni trovano ampi riscontri in chitarristi di fama
inernazionale (tra gli altri, John Whilliams, Sergio e Odair Assad).
Bellini Luciano (english)
Conductor, pianist, composer. Composer of symphonic, sacred, vocal,chamber and electronic music; author also of
pieces of music for cinema, theatre and ballet. His works have been executed in almost all the western countries, in
Middle and Far East and in South America, and have been also recorded by several national broadcasting stations and
networks. Permanent conductor of Nova Philarmonia and guest conductor or soloist for many European, Asian and
Latin-American Orchestras and Institutions, up to now he has performed nearly 150 world premières.
He performed as pianist, and has recorded many CD both as a pianist and as a conductor; his music - edited by AfM,
B&W Italia, EDIPAN, Rugginenti - is partially collected in other seven monographic CD and in several Radio and
Television recordings.
In 1998 he conducted one of his chamber operas at the National Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome, and in 1999 his
opera-ballet “Canto General” was performed at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto.
In '99 he conducted in Rome and in Cracovia some of his compositions on a worldwide TV live “via satellite”. In '80 he
published the book “I tre Canti dell'Immaginario” (Pro Musica Studium) and then often contributed to many music
In '97 he published the piano album “Mediterrando” whic was given a wide national circulation, while in 2001 he
published the flute collection “Effetti Collaterali”.
In collaboration with the producer and choreographer Anna Cuocolo, he has been composing since '91 various pieces
of musical theatre and “dance and music” which had a large success of audience and criticism both in Europe and the
United States.
In '97 he founded “Duo Bellini” with his son Luca flutist, and they together already performed in Europe, Asia, and
Latin America. In 2008 he founded “Duo Pianistico Italiano” with Antonella Vitelli.
He worked together with many important artists.
At present he teaches at the Conservatory “A. Casella” in L'Aquila.
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Bellino Alessandra (italiano)
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Bellino Alessandra (italiano)
Alessandra Bellino è nata a Napoli. Diplomata in pianoforte col massimo dei voti lode e menzione, parallelamente
all’attività concertistica e agli studi umanistici ed organistici ha studiato composizione diplomandosi a pieni voti con
Bruno Mazzotta. Nel 2002 si diploma in Composizione col massimo dei voti presso l'Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia
con Azio Corghi (Presidente L. Berio). Si perfeziona all’Accademia Musicale Chigiana con Borsa di Studio e Menzione
speciale per alcune sue opere eseguite alla “58aSettimana Musicale Senese” e all’Accademia Chigiana con l’attrice
Sonia Bergamasco. Si perfeziona con Ivan Fedele a Bari nel 2005 e consegue nel 2006 il diploma in Discipline Musicali
ad Indirizzo Tecnologico in Composizione al Conservatorio di Bari col massimo dei voti e lode. Ha scritto per diversi
organici, per orchestra e per teatro con esecuzioni in Italia e all’estero (Festival di Belfort, Dissonanzen+Suona
Francese, Nuova Consonanza, Antidogma Musica a Torino e Pechino, MITO Settembre Musica, Festival di Banja Luca e
Sarajevo, Borealis Brass Alaska Tour negli USA, Canada e Australia, Progetto Sonora del CEMAT- Stagione Proxima
Centauri 2009 a Bordeaux) collaborando con l’Ensemble Algoritmo, Fontana mix, Icarus Ensemble, Sestetto
Stradivari, Orchestra Esacordo di Roma, SIMC, Freon Ensemble che nel 2002 esegue al Parco della Musica una sua
opera commissionatala L. Berio a giovani compositori in memoria di A. Rosselli. Vincitrice dei Concorsi di
composizione Lucus di Potenza, V. Bucchi di Roma, AGIMUS di Roma, E. Carella Val Tidone (presieduto da K. Huber),
Musici Mojanesi, nel 2006 riceve una Menzione speciale all’ICOMS di Torino e al TIM di Roma e vince il Concorso
Internazionale Sanremo Nouvelle Chansons et Musique con medaglia del Presidente della Camera dei Deputati. E’
vincitrice assoluta del I° Concorso Internazionale di Composizione “Magistralia di Asturias per grande orchestra
sinfonica” con esecuzioni a Valladolid nel 2007 con l’orchestra Sinfonica di Castilla y Leòn diretta da A. Posada e nel
2008 ad Oviedo con l’Orchestra Sinfonica del Principato di Asturias diretta da M. Valdés. L’opera vincitrice è stata
presentata in videoproiezione all’Università di Oviedo e radiodiffusa dalla radio Nazionale di Spagna con interviste
della TV Castilla Y León e dei Quotidiani La Voz de Asturias, El Commercio, La Nueva Espana e El Mundo. Le sue
composizioni sono incise dalla MAP - Lira Classica di Milano, CD Baby- Portland USA, Progetti Sonori di Urbino,
Suonosonda di Genova, edite da Rugginenti, Bèrben, ArsPublica, Ludo, Sconfinarte. Vincitrice del concorso a cattedra
nei conservatori, insegna pianoforte complementare e Linguaggi musicali del ‘900 presso il Conservatorio di
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Bellocq Ivan (français)
Ivan Bellocq est né en 1958 à Saint-Nazalre (France) dans une famille attachée aux arts. Très jeune, il invente de
petites mélodies pour ses disques (en carton !) mais ne commence ses études musicales qu'à l'âge de 13 ans; il
progresse rapidement et après un an et demi de flûte, est admis dans la classe de Roger Bourdin à Versailles avec le
“concertino” de Chaminade. Parallèlement, il se met à composer plus sérieusement, joue ses œuvres et se fait
remarquer dès 19 ans par une critique du “Dauphiné Libéré”. Il se choisit des maîtres un peu atypiques pour
l'époque: Max Deutsch, Olivier Greif et, sans les approcher, André Jolivet et Frank Martin. Indépendant avant tout, il
reste autodidacte et remporte le Concours International de Radio-France en 1982, dont il reste le plus jeune lauréat.
En tant que flûtiste et chambriste, Ivan Bellocq remportera plusieurs autres concours dont celui de Berlin en 1988
avec son frère Eric. Passionné par toutes les musiques et toutes les recherches, il ressent alors la nécessité de faire
évoluer profondément son style ; après une année de silence (1984), 11 trouve sa voie et compose depuis pour des
formations extrêmement variées. Encouragé à l'époque de “sa première manière” par quelques personnalités
(Alexandre Tansman, Daniel Lesur), ce sont plus récemment Yehudi Menuhin, Michel Debost ou Reine Flachot qui le
soutiennent. Les œuvres d'Ivan Bellocq ont été jouées ou radiodiffusées dans une trentaine de pays. Il enseigne la
flûte et la musique de chambre à l'École Normale de Paris et joue avec de nombreux partenaires dont la guitariste
Tania Chagnot. (n°61/1997 Les Cahiers de la Guitare et de la Musique)
Belloni Luca (italiano)
LUCA BELLONI è nato a Milano nel 1969.
Ha studiato Composizione presso i Conservatori di Milano e Adria (RO) diplomandosi nel 1997 con il massimo dei voti
e perfezionandosi quindi sotto la guida di Pippo Molino presso la Civica scuola di Musica di Casatenovo (LC) e presso il
Castello di Piobbico (PU). Negli stessi anni si perfeziona in Direzione di Coro e Direzione d’Orchestra con Anibàl
Cetrangolo e Luigi Verdi.
Nel 2005 ha partecipato ai corsi dell’Accademia Chigiana di Siena (Corso d Direzione d’Orchestra, docente: Gianluigi
Gelmetti) e nello stesso anno ha conseguito il Diploma Accademico di Secondo Livello, indirizzo Compositivo, corso di
Composizione, con il massimo dei voti e la lode. Agli studi musicali ha affiancato quelli universitari presso la facoltà di
Filosofia dell'Università degli Studi di Milano.
Sue composizioni sono state eseguite in diverse città italiane. Nel 2001 Radio Vaticana ha dedicato una trasmissione
monografica alla sua produzione compositiva.
I suoi Cinque studi per chitarra hanno ottenuto il diploma di merito nell’edizione 1998 del Concorso di Composizione
“P.Barsacchi” di Viareggio.
La sua attività direttoriale spazia dal repertorio classico a quello contemporaneo. E’ direttore stabile dell'Ensemble
“Webern”, formazione che ha fondato in collaborazione con il chitarrista Luciano Chillemi e con il quale si è esibito in
diverse città italiane, svolgendo un’attività concertistica volta alla valorizzazione del repertorio contemporaneo.
Dal 2003 collabora con l’Ensemble “Laboratorio Novecento” di Adria (RO) alla testa del quale ha eseguito importanti
pagine del repertorio contemporaneo.
E’ tra i soci fondatori del Centro Studi “Arcipelago Musica”, all’interno del quale è nata la prima Biblioteca Musicale
Multimediale italiana, biblioteca della quale ha ideato la struttura e pianificato le acquisizioni.
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Beltrami Roberto (italiano)
Svolge attività musicologica e di divulgazione tenendo numerosi incontri di introduzione all'ascolto sia presso
istituzioni culturali (teatri, stagioni concertistiche e centri culturali) che all’interno di progetti destinati a studenti degli
ultimi anni delle scuole superiori.
La sua opera da camera “Il Ritorno” è stata eseguita sotto la sua direzione al Teatro Comunale di Adria riscuotendo
lusinghieri consensi di pubblico e critica (L’Opera, novembre 2004).
Dall’A.A. 2005/2006 è docente di Analisi delle Forme compositive (Diploma Accademico di II livello) presso il
Conservatorio “A.Buzzolla” di Adria.
Beltrami Roberto (italiano)
Diplomato al conservatorio Paganini di Genova, Roberto Beltrami ha seguito corsi di perfezionamento con Vincenzo
Vitale, Franco Gulli, Enrica Cavallo ed il trio di Trieste per musica da camera. Le sue composizioni sono state eseguite
in Italia, Canada, Germania, Irlanda, Grecia, Ungheria e Stati Uniti.
Benary Barbara (english)
Composer, performer, ethnomusicologist (PhD Wesleyan Univ.). Co-founder and artistic director of Gamelan Son of
Lion, repertory ensemble in NYC. Compositional works for chamber orchestra and theater and dance. Styles involve
process and minimalism as well as traditional melodic forms from western history and world music. Works distributed
by Frog Peak Music and American Gamelan Institute.
Benati Chiara (italiano)
Chiara Benati è nata a Bologna. Ha svolto gli studi musicali presso il Conservatorio della sua città, diplomandosi in
Pianoforte, poi in Direzione d’orchestra, quindi in Composizione con Cesare A. Grandi e Paolo Renoso. Si è
perfezionata in Direzione d’Orchestra con Piero Bellugi e Franco Ferrara.
Dopo aver svolto per diversi anni attività d’interprete, si è dedicata principalmente alla Composizione. Autrice di lavori
sinfonici e cameristici, vincitrice di concorsi nazionali ed internazionali (tra i quali il “Fronimo” e il “Camillo Togni”), ha
avuto esecuzioni in Italia e all’estero (Roma, Milano, Bologna, Berlino, Salisburgo, Londra, Vienna, Tokyo, Chicago,
New York, etc.).
Sue composizioni sono state trasmesse dalla Rai, dalla BBC e dalla ORF. Nel 1988 ha collaborato con la SIEM e le
edizioni Ricordi alla realizzazione del progetto “La musica contemporanea nell’avvio alla pratica strumentale”. Nel
1992 è stata ospite principale dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago. Nel 1994, 1995 e 1997, su commissione del
Teatro Comunale di Bologna ha scritto un Agnus Dei sul cantus firmus di Frye” per coro e orchestra, “Canto per Irma”
per soprano e orchestra d’archi, “Quattro canti su testi popolari” per soprano, contralto, tenore, baritono, violino,
violoncello e pianoforte. Nel 1998 la Edipan ha pubblicato un CD monografico a lei dedicato. Nel 2000, su
commissione del Festival Internazionale Corale “Città di Bologna”, ha scritto
un “Credo” per 12 voci a cappella eseguito dal Coro Via-Nova di Monaco diretto da Kurt Suttner, e poi pubblicato dalla
Carus-Verlag. Nel 2004, su commissione del Conservatorio di Adria, ha scritto “Intermezzo”, opera lirica in tredici
quadri, andata in scena al Teatro Comunale.
La passione per la musica l’ha spinta anche a dedicarsi alla sua divulgazione, componendo lavori per l’avvicinamento
dei principianti alla musica contemporanea, dedicandosi all’insegnamento della musica nell’infanzia e tenendo
seminari e concerti-conferenza sul repertorio classico, romantico e contemporaneo.
Insegna Composizione al Conservatorio “G. B. Martini” di Bologna.
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Bennett Richard Rodney (italiano)
Compositore e pianista inglese nato a Broadstairs (Kent) nel 1936. Ha studiato con Lennox Berkeley a London e con
P. Boulez a Paris. Il suo stile è eclettico con aperture a tecniche popolari e seriali.
Bensa Olivier (français)
Né en 1951. A étudié avec Oscar Cacéres. Maitrise de L’Université Musicale Internationale de Paris. Professeur au
Conservatoire de RUNGIS. 3 disques (dont un avec guitare et clavecin). Concertiste. A notamment écrit pour
ensemble de guitares.
L’identité musicale d’Olivier Bensa est très marquée par l’influence de deux grandes figures de la guitare: Pedro Soler
et Oscar Cacérès. Le premier, guitariste flamenco, fut celui qui fit prendre conscience de son talent au jeune
autodidacte exalté qu’était Olivier Bensa lorsqu’il jouait ses premières compositions. Il le guida vers Oscar Cacérès qui
devint son professeur durant plusieurs années. De ce dernier, Olivier Bensa dit avoir hérité sa boulimie de musique et
de musiques en tous genres, sa passion pour la musique baroque, la musique de chambre et le réflexe de la
Bien des années plus tard, du concertiste très actif, interprète recherché de J.S.Bach ou Léo Brouwer, naît le
compositeur Olivier Bensa. Son travail solitaire, lentement mûri, ne tarde pas à susciter des commandes officielles
ainsi que l’intérêt de l’éditeur Henry Lemoine qui publie sa musique.
Bensusan Pierre (français)
Né le 30.10.1957 à Oran. Autodidatte. Carrière internationale. Grand prix du disque à Montreux. Style très personnel
empruntant à divers courants, dont le folk irlandais. Plusieurs disques chez CBS. Auteur du “Livre de guitare” chez
Van de Velde.
Bentzon Niels Viggo (english)
Trained at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen (piano, organ, music theory). The most prolific composer in the history
of Danish music, Bentzon left more than 600 compositions including 24 symphonies, 14 string quartets and 8 piano
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Bentzon Niels Viggo (italiano)
concerts. His largest work is the “Tempered Piano” in 13 volumes comprising 624 seperate movements. Bentzon was
also active as a pianist, 'happening' and fluxus artist, debater and writer of poems, essays and novels.
Bentzon Niels Viggo (italiano)
Compositore, pianista e didatta danese. È stato allievo di Ch.Christiansen e di K.Jeppesen al Conservatorio di
Copenaghen. Il suo stile ha mediato il linguaggio neoclassico con adozioni dodecafonici ed influssi di P.Hindemith.
Benvenuti Arrigo (italiano)
Compositore italiano nato a Buggiano (Pistoia). Allievo di Dallapiccola a Firenze è stato influenzato dal linguaggio
dodecafonico. Si è anche interessato di musica elettronica.
Berens Fritz (english)
Composer/conductor Fritz Berens, born in Vienna, Austria in 1907, fled the Nazis in 1939. After emigrating to the US,
he conducted the San Francisco Ballet and Opera and the Sacramento Symphony, and was an integral part of the first
complete performance of Tschaikowsky’s Nutcracker Suite in the US. He went on to teach and conduct in American
orchestras and universities for many years and continues to teach and compose in Fort Worth, Texas.
Berg Alban (italiano)
Compositore austriaco nato e morto a Vienna. Ha studiato pianoforte, e si è formato a Vienna a contatto di artisti
come G.Klimt e K.Kraus. Allievo di Schönberg, è stato con A.Webern uno dei protagonisti della nuova musica a
Berg Gerald (italiano)
Compositore canadese ha studiato tra gli altri con Harry Freedman e Michael Horwood. Ha scritto lavori da camera,
per voce, jazz, e musica per teatro.
Berg Gunnar (english)
Born and died in Switzerland, but lived in Denmark for most of his life. He trained in France with among others
Honegger and Messiaen as teachers. Berg was uncompromising and lived for some periods on the barest minimum.
His music is thoroughly serialist and is characterized by abstract, crystalline clarity and an evocative quality, but has
not yet won widespread recognition.
Berg Josef (english)
After finishing his grammar school, between 1946 and 1950 Josef Berg (who was born in Brno on March 8th 1927 and
who also died in Brno on February 26th 1971) studied composition at the Conservatoire in a class led by Professor
Vilem Petrzelka. At the same time he at tended lectures in musicology at the Faculty of Philoso phy given by Jan
Racek and Bohumir Stedron. On graduating from the Conservatoire, Berg worked in the Czecho slovak Radio in Brno
(1950-1953) and then devoted him self exclusively to creative work, while he continued his cooperation with the
Radio, especially with the newly established Brno Radio Folk Instruments Orchestra. In the late 1950s Berg's greatest
preoccupation was the theatre as he found a highly stimulating artistic back ground in Brno's State Mahen Theatre
Company and as he identified his creative endeavours with the rise of epic drama.
In addition to music for the stage Berg pursued the task of developing a new type of chamber opera. In actual fact,
his entire musical production is inextricably linked with the spoken word, with his own texts of those he himself
selected, adapted or modified and set to music. To all intents and purposes, Josef Berg was a genuine musicus
poeticus of his time.
Berger Arthur (english)
ARTHUR BERGER has been an influential composer, critic and teacher for more than half a century. Born in 1912 in
New York City, he received his musical education at New York and Harvard Universities, pursuing further studies in
Paris with Nadia Boulanger and at the Sorbonne. By his early twenties he was accepted into the circle of avant-garde
New York composers and became a member of the Young Composers Group that revolved around Aaron Copland as
its mentor. In his capacity as critic, Berger became one of the chief spokesmen of American music for that period.
Although Berger has made notable contributions to the orchestral repertory, he has devoted the major share of his
compositional activities to chamber and solo piano music. Virgil Thomson called his QUARTET IN C MAJOR FOR WINDS
“one of the most satisfactory pieces for winds in the whole modern repertory,” and his STRING QUARTET received a
New York Music Critics Circle Citation in 1962. Among his orchestral works are SERENADE CONCERTANTE, written for
the CBS Orchestra; POLYPHONY, a Louisville Orchestra commission; and IDEAS OF ORDER, commissioned by Dimitri
Mitropoulos for the New York Philharmonic--a work that received a full page story in TIME magazine following its
Among Berger's numerous published critical and analytical articles, his seminal study “Problems of Pitch Organization
in Stravinsky” applied the expression “octatonic” to the 8-note scale that has since become conventionally known by
that term. At a time when Stravinsky's so-called neoclassicism was under attack, Berger wrote extensively and
cogently in its defense. He was one of the first to write about Charles Ives and the first to write a book on the music
of Aaron Copland. This study, which had occupied him since the early 1930's, was published by the Oxford University
Press at a time (1953) when there was no precedent for books on American composers dealing as he did with their
musical technique. In August 1990, “Aaron Copland” was reprinted by Da Capo Press.
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Bergman Erik (english)
When Berger received an award from the Council of Learned Societies in 1933, it turned out to be but the first in a
long series of honors bestowed on him by prestigious organizations over the years: Guggenheim, Fromm, Coolidge,
Naumburg and Fulbright Foundations; the NEA, League of Composers, Massachusetts Council on the Arts &
Humanities to name a few. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters and the
American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Berger started his college teaching career in 1939 at Mills College where the following year Darius Milhaud joined the
Faculty. (It was he who persuaded Pierre Monteux, conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, to ask Berger to write
a woodwind quartet for first-desk men of that orchestra.) In 1943 Berger became a music critic for the New York Sun
and in 1946 accepted Virgil Thomson's invitation to join the New York Herald Tribune. After a decade as a full-time
daily music reviewer in New York City, he resumed teaching in 1953 at Brandeis University during the formation of its
graduate music program. Following his retirement from Brandeis in 1980 as the Irving Fine Professor of Music
Emeritus, Berger taught at New England Conservatory of Music until 1999. Coinciding with his 90th birthday in 2002
the University of California Press published Berger’s memoir, “Reflections Of An American Composer,” which won a
2003 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.
Mr. Berger died in Boston on October 7, 2003. Mr. Berger's Archives are located at the N.Y. Public Library for
Performing Arts in Lincoln Center.
Bergman Erik (english)
Erik Bergman was born in Finland in 1911. He studied at the Sibelius Academy (where he later became Professor of
Composition), with Heinz Tiessen in Berlin and with Wladimir Vogel in Ascona, Switzerland. He was widely known as a
choral conductor until he retired from conducting in 1978, and his early output, mainly choral music, covered a
remarkable range of expression from mischievous to the mystical. His achievements in this field must be counted
among the most significant in post-war Europe.
Bergman has travelled widely, collecting musical instruments and investigating the roots of European music. Although
his own music is rich in ambiguities and operates on many levels, he has become in recent years more and more
interested in 'musical primitivism' and 'music on threshold of silence'. From the late 1970s, there has been an
outpouring of orchestral and instrumental music of the highest quality. Works such as NOA, the enigmatic SILENCE
AND ERUPTIONS, and, more latterly, the VIOLIN CONCERTO and STRING QUARTET, have won him an international
reputation. In 1995 his first opera THE SINGING TREE had its premiere at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki,
having won the prestigious Nordic Music Prize the preceding year. Following two all-Bergman concerts in Washington
and New York, a critic wrote: 'One of the most important and interesting composers alive today, Bergman has
developed his own highly original and expressive departures from the twelve-tone system and uses them with a skill
and an emotional and artistic impact that are all his own. His music is inventive, imaginative and compelling.'
Berio Luciano (italiano)
Nato ad Oneglia nel 1925, dopo aver iniziato gli studi musicali col padre, Luciano Berio è stato allievo, presso il
Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano, di Paribeni e di Ghedini. Nel 1951, avendo vinto una borsa di studio della
Fondazione “Koussevitzky”, si è perfezionato con Luigi Dallapiccola presso il Berkshire Music Festival a Tanglewood.
Nel 1954 ha fondato e diretto con Bruno Maderna lo studio di fonologia musicale presso la RAI di Milano. Nel 1956 ha
fondato la rivista “Incontri Musicali”, dirigendo fino al 1960 le manifestazioni concertistiche da essa promosse. Ha
svolto un’intensa attività di insegnamento negli Stati Uniti ed in Europa, tenendo corsi di composizione a Tanglewood,
alla Summer School in Dartington, al Mills College in California, a Darmstadt, a Colonia, alla Harvard university e, dal
1965 al ’72, alla Juliard School in New York; l’Università di Harvard lo ha nominato “Charles Eliot Norton Professor of
Poetry” per l’anno accademico 1993-94. Dal 1974 al ’79 ha collaborato con l’IRCAM di Parigi. Nel 1980 la City
University di Londra gli ha conferito la laurea Honoris causa. E’ stato insignito dell’Ernst von Siemens Musik-Preis a
Monaco ed è membro onorario della Hochschule Mozarteum di Salisburgo. Ha diretto le più importanti formazioni
orchestrali in Europa ed in America. Tra le sue composizioni per il teatro: Visage, pezzo elettronico con voce e assolo
di danza (Roma, 1963), Passaggio per soprano, 2 cori e strumenti (Milano, 1963), La vera storia (Milano, 1982), Un
re in ascolto (Salisburgo, 1984); per orchestra: Chemins I-IV (1965-75), … Points on the curve to find per pianoforte
e 23 strumenti (1974), Il ritorno degli Snovidenia per violoncello e 30 strumenti (1977), Requies per orchestra da
camera (1984), Voci per viola (1984); musica vocale: Epifanie per soprano e orchestra (1959-65), Folksongs per
mezzosoprano e strumenti (1964), Cries of london per 6 voci (1974), Coro per 40 voci e strumenti (1974-76),
Canticum Novissimi Testamenti per coro a cappella (1988); Ofanim per due gruppi strumentali, 2 cori di fanciulli,
voce femminile e live electronics (1988); musica da camera: Sequenze I-IX per vari strumenti (1958-81); Différences
per flauto, clarinetto, viola, arpa e nastro (1958-59); Notturno per quartetto d’archi (1993); musica elettronica:
Perspectives (1956), Thema (1958), Chants Parallèles (1975) e Diario immaginario (1975).
Berkeley Lennox (italiano)
Compositore inglese nato a Boar's Hill (Oxoford) nel 1903, morto a Londra nel 1989. È stato allievo di Nadia
Boulanger a Parigi. La sua opera (balletti, musica di scena, film) è caratterizzata da ispirazione romantica e melodica.
Berlind Carlson Peter (english)
Upon receiving his M. Mus. Peter was asked to join the teaching staff at the Royal University College of Music (KMH)
in Stockholm, Sweden. After some years of teaching, he received a British Council scholarship which allowed him to
continue his studies in London with - among others - David Russell.
Over the years Peter has performed in masterclasses with guitarists such as Manuel Barrueco, Eliot Fisk, Carlos
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Bernay-Di Clemente Marc (italiano)
Barbosa-Lima among others.
Peter himself has taught masterclasses internationally and been a jury member at several international competitions.
Early on in his career Peter combined professional work on both the classical and the electric guitar.
Presently his main interest is in composing and playing chamber music in various ensembles.
A recording project in collaboration with mezzosoprano Gun Britt G-son Lundström - Duo Ardente - is planned for
Peter´s articles and compositions have been published in magazines such as Gitarr och Luta and Classical Guitar
Peter has recorded in Europe as well as featuring on American radio.
During the 90´s Peter founded TRIANGLES Music & Media and has since been involved in various computer-based
artistic projects, held clinics in “computers & music” and composed music for videos and theatre etc.
Peter Berlind Carlson is professor of guitar and head of the guitar department at the Royal University College of Music
in Stockholm.
Bernay-Di Clemente Marc (italiano)
Marc Bernay-Di Clemente, classe 1975, ha un percorso di studi poco ortodosso e deve la sua arte a percorsi musicali
perlopiù autodidatti. Fortemente influenzato dal rock progressivo degli anni Settanta e dalla musica elettronica, ha al
suo attivo più di sessanta brani per chitarra. La sua scrittura oscilla tra un’intuitività e un esame metodico del
materiale cercando di esplorare le possibilità polifoniche dello strumento con intelligenza e originalità.
(Franco Cavallone, Seicorde n.90, 2007)
Bernstein David (italiano)
Compositore statunitense nato a Boston nel 1942. Ha studiato alla Florida State Universiy ed ha ottenuto il dottorato
in composizione dalla Indiana University dove ha studiato con Carlisle Floyd e Juan Orrego-Salas.
Bernstein Leonard (italiano)
Compositore, direttore d'orchestra e pianista americano nato a Laurence (Massachusetts) nel 1918, morto in New
York nel 1990. Influenzato da Gershwin il suo stile è eclettico, inteso al recupero della tonalità. Ha rivela le sue doti
migliori nelle commedie musicali.
Bersano Anselmo (english)
Anselmo Bersano was born in Genoa on 4th September 1903. After the death of his mother, who was a dancer in
Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa, he was adopted by his grandparents. They initiated him into the study of violin under
the guide of Francesco Sfilio. After his grandparents’ death, he got in contact with the guitar environment in Genoa
dominated by the legendary guitarist Pasquale Taraffo (1887–1937).
In 1922 a composition by Bersano for two mandolins and guitar was published on the magazine “Mandolinista
Italiano”. In that period he decided to move to Paris where he set up a deep friendship with
Django Reinhardt who introduced him to jazz music and the musical environment in Paris.
Django introduced him to Ida Presti (1924–1967) and Bersano wrote about her on the magazine “La chitarra” in
Bologna of which he was foreign correspondent.
At the end of the Twenties he knew Miguel Llobet and Emilio Pujol while some of his musical compositions
were published by Vizzari, Biblioteca Fortea, Dreyer and Ver Luisant. When he moved to Nizza his fame as teacher
brought him to be mentioned on the Dictionary by Domingo Prat. He was also proposed as a member of the French,
but he refused not to lose the Italian nationality.
During the war he came back to Italy leaving all his pieces of music in France. In Genoa he continued to teach and to
write music until his death on 23rd April 1998.
(Fabrizio Giudice, Opere scelte, ed. Sinfonica, 2010)
Bersano Anselmo (italiano)
Anselmo Bersano, nasce a Genova il 4 settembre 1903. A seguito della morte della madre ballerina al Teatro Carlo
Felice di Genova viene adottato dai nonni i quali assecondandone le inclinazioni artistiche lo instradano allo studio del
violino sotto la guida di Francesco Sfilio. Dopo la morte dei nonni entra in contatto con l’ambiente chitarristico di
Genova dominato dalla leggendaria figura di Pasquale Taraffo (1887–1937).
Nel 1922 una composizione di Bersano per due mandolini e chitarra viene pubblicata sulla rivista “Mandolinista
Italiano”. E’ in quel periodo che decide di trasferirsi a Parigi dove instaura una profonda amicizia con Django Reinhardt
che lo introduce al jazz e all’ambiente parigino.
Tramite Django conosce Ida Presti (1924–1967) scrivendo su di lei sulla rivista “La chitarra” di Bologna di cui era
corrispondente per l’estero.
Alla fine degli anni Venti conosce Miguel Llobet ed Emilio Pujol mentre alcune sue composizioni vengono pubblicate da
Vizzari, Biblioteca Fortea, Dreyer e da Ver Luisant. Trasferitosi a Nizza la sua fama di insegnante lo porta ad essere
citato sul dizionario di Domingo Prat e ad essere proposto come Accademico di Francia titolo che però rifiuterà per non
perdere la cittadinanza italiana. Durante la guerra fugge in Italia lasciando tutto in Francia.
Tornato a Genova continuerà ad insegnare e a comporre fino alla morte avvenuta il 23 aprile 1998.
(Fabrizio Giudice, Opere scelte, ed. Sinfonica, 2010)
Bert Michel (english)
Was born in Santiago, Chile, began his musical studies, jazz guitar, flamenco guitar, and modal harmony studies. In
1995 entered the Faculty of Art's Music Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica of Chile, acquiring the degree
Univ. Graduate in Music, Bachelor in Music (2003) and the professinal title degree “Guitar Musical Interpreter” (2006).
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Bert Michel (español)
Michel has played in several concerts seasons and his following versions, at the Biblioteca Nacional, Chilean North
American Institute, P. Universidad Catolica, Universidad de Chile, Culture's Houses, Contemporary Music Festivals,
etc. Within his recorders we find: soloist guitar and chamber music by several composers, Improvisations, etc.
Registering soloist repertory about the XX century more Chamber Music of his own compositions such as “Impromptu”
(published score by VP MUSIC MEDIA), “Il Mistero di Vincenzo Pocci” (published score by VP MUSIC MEDIA), “Rituale
all'Alba” (published score by VP MUSIC MEDIA), “Olas Verdes” (published score by VP MUSIC MEDIA ), “Periodos”
(published score by VP MUSIC MEDIA ), “Dopotutto”, etc. Within his solo guitar works we find: “Il Passato del
Principio”, “Maji”, “Paseo Nocturno”, “Micro sequenza di sccordatura”, etc. In the Chamber Music: “El Umbral” (guitar
duo), “Canción de Septiembre” (terz guitar and guitar), “Cueca” (guitar trio) -published score by VP MUSIC MEDIA -,
Tritonus (guitar, doblebass and marimba), “Quintet to Frank Zappa”, “Periodos” (flute and guitar), “5 Apuntes” (flute
and guitar), “Soleggiato” (fluta, violin, violoncello and piano), “Panorama” (flute, bass flute and guitar), etc. Coro:
“Música Eres Cuando Suenas”.
Bert Michel (español)
Nace en Santiago de Chile; donde comienza sus estudios musicales, guitarra Jazz, guitarra Flamenca y Armonía
Modal. En 1995 ingresa al Instituto de Música de la Facultad de Artes de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
donde obtuvo los grados académicos de Licenciado en Musica, Bachiller en Música (2003) y el titulo profesional de
“Interprete Musical con Mención en Guitarra” (2006). Michel ha participado en diversas temporadas de conciertos y
sus siguientes versiones, en la Biblioteca Nacional, Universidad de Chile, Instituto Chileno Norteamericano, P.
Universidad Católica, Casas de Cultura, Festivales de Música Contemporánea, etc.
Entre sus grabaciones encontramos obras para guitarra sola y música de cámara de varios compositores,
improvisaciones, etc. Registrando repertorio solista del siglos XX más música de cámara de su propia autoría, como
es el caso de “Impromptu” (partitura publicada por VP MUSIC MEDIA ), “Il Mistero di Vincenzo Pocci” (partitura
publicada por VP MUSIC MEDIA ), “Rituale all'Alba” (partitura publicada por VP MUSIC MEDIA ), “Olas Verdes”
(partitura publicada por VP MUSIC MEDIA ), “Periodos” (partitura publicada por VP MUSIC MEDIA), “Dopotutto”,
repertorio guitarrístico publicado originalmente por casa Nuñez en Argentina, re-publicado en Italia por VP MUSIC
MEDIA , obras de Juan Alais. Entre sus obras para guitarra sola encontramos: “Il Passato del Principio”, “Maji”,
“Paseo Nocturno”, “Micro sequenza di scordatura”, etc. En la música de Cámara: “El Umbral” (dúo de guitarras),
“Canción de Septiembre” (guitarra terzina y guitarra), “Cueca” (3 guitarras) -partitura publicada por VP MUSIC MEDIA
-, “Tritonus” (guitarra, contrabajo y marimba), “Quinteto a Frank Zappa”, “Periodos” (flauta y guitarra), “5 Apuntes”
(flauta y guitarra), “Soleggiato” (flauta, violin, violoncello y piano), “Panorama” (para flauta, flauta baja y guitarra),
etc. Coro: “Música Eres Cuando Suenas”. También es importante destacar el desempeño en el audio profesional,
registrando, editando y masterizando diversas grabaciones, tanto propias como de terceros; participando así tanto en
el proceso de creación, interpretación y grabación de una obra musical.
Bertomeu Salazar Agustín (español)
Agustín Bertomeu Salazar nace en Rafal (Alicante). Estudia composición con Tomás Blanco, y en el Real Conservatorio
Superior de Música de Madrid con Conrado del Campo y Julio Gómez y dirección de orquesta con Pérez Casas. En
1955, ingresa mediante oposición en la Armada como Director de Música. En 1963 asiste al Curso de Composición
Musical que imparten Boulez y Stockhausen en Darmstadt. Fue director de la Orquesta de Cámara de Juventudes
Musicales de Palma de Mallorca y, posteriormente, de 1968 a 1976 Director de la Coral Polifónica de Pontevedra.
Sus obras han obtenido premios y menciones en certámenes compositivos entre los que se encuentran: Premio
Internacional del Ministerio de Información y Turismo 1968, la Sociedad Internacional de Música Contemporánea
(SIMC) selecciona dos de sus obras para representar a España en el Festival Mundial de Varsovia 1968 y Londres
1971, Mención de Honor en el Premio Internacional Oscar Esplá 1968, Mención de Honor en el Premio Príncipe Pedro
de Mónaco 1972, Premio Nacional del Sindicato del Espectáculo 1974, Premio Nacional del Ministerio de Educación y
Ciencia 1974, Arpa de Oro en el VI Concurso de Composición de la Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorro 1980,
VII Premio Internacional de Composición Musical Reina Sofía 1989.
Bertona Marco (italiano)
Nasce a Sesto Calende nel 1967. Ha frequentato il corso di composizione presso il conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano
sotto la guida del M° Lorenzo Ferrero diplomandosi con il M° Angelo Bellisario, ed in seguito il Corso di Tirocinio
presso lo stesso Conservatorio nella classe del M° Alessandro Solbiati e il Laboratorio di ricerca musicale della Scuola
civica di musica di Milano nella classe dal M° Mauro Bonifacio.
Negli anni 2001 e 2002 è stato allievo effettivo del corso di perfezionamento in composizione tenuto dal M° Azio
Corghi all’Accademia Chigiana di Siena con borsa di studio nell'anno 2002.
Attualmente frequenta il corso triennale di alto perfezionamento alla fondazione Romanini di Brescia, il Master
internazionale di musica per film alla Scuola nazionale di cinema di Roma ed è iscritto quale allievo effettivo al Corso
di composizione di musica per film tenuto da Luis Bacalov all'Accademia Chigiana con borsa di studio negli anni 2003
e 2004 e diploma d’onore.
Dal 1993 ha inizio la sua intensa attività compositiva.
Tra gli ultimi lavori ricordiamo il Concerto per pianoforte e archi eseguito a Gavirate presso il Chiostro di Voltorre
(1999), il brano “Genesi” per orchestra vincitore del concorso Pomeriggi musicali di Milano (2000), “L’eco del tempo”
assolo per clarinetto e “Il mio silenzio” per voce e ensemble - eseguiti all’Accademia Chigiana di Siena (2001 e 2002),
e “Yggdrasil” per ensemble - finalista al concorso Città di Udine con esecuzione e pubblicazione del CD (2002). Ha
vinto inoltre il terzo premio ai concorsi internazionali: Helmut Laberer di Roma 2003 (pianoforte e percussioni), ”Città
di Barletta 2003” (quintetto di fiati - 1° premio non assegnato), “Città di Barletta 2004” (pianoforte - 1° premio non
assegnato) e “Sanremo International Nouvelles Chansons et Musique 2003” (orchestra - 2° premio non assegnato).
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Bertone Aldo (italiano)
Ha vinto il primo premio al concorso internazionale “Icoms” di Torino (ensemble) con esecuzione della composizione
nell’ambito della rassegna “Settembre musica” nel mese di settembre 2004.
Web: (2004)
Bertone Aldo (italiano)
Bertone Aldo. Composer, Interpreter, Teacher. Italia, VOGHERA (PV). Born in Voghera (PV-Italy) in 1952.
Experimental degree in piano and composition at the Milan Conservatory, where he had as teachers Donatoni F., A.
Clementi and S. Sciarrino. Teaches at the Conservatory of Parma.
Bertucci Costantino (italiano)
Compositore e mandolinista italiano (Roma, 1841 – ivi, 30-IV-1931). Noto virtuoso, apportò allo strumento efficaci
modifiche onde aumentarne le possibilità tecniche; fu insegnante validissimo, e nel 1878 diede vita ad un doppio
quartetto mandolinistico con cui ottenne grande successo all’Esposizione mondiale di Parigi. (UTET – Dizionario della
Musica e dei Musicisti, 1985)
Berzolla Massimo (italiano)
MASSIMO BERZOLLA (1963) si è diplomato in Organo con il massimo dei voti al Conservatorio “G. Nicolini” di
Piacenza nella classe di Luigi Toja e in Composizione sotto la guida di Bruno Bettinelli; si è poi perfezionato in Organo
con lo stesso Luigi Toja e con Giuseppe Zanaboni; ha inoltre studiato Direzione d'orchestra con Nicola Samale e,
all'Accademia Pescarese, con Gilberto Serembe. Da diversi anni è organista titolare e direttore di coro della Cattedrale
di Piacenza, responsabile per la Musica Sacra della Diocesi di Piacenza-Bobbio e direttore dellÕIstituto di Musica Sacra
“San Cristoforo”; si occupa inoltre della trascrizione e valorizzazione del prestigioso Fondo Musicale dell'Archivio del
Duomo di Piacenza. Particolarmente apprezzato come interprete del repertorio novecentesco, svolge attività
concertistica come solista in Italia e all’estero; è attivo inoltre come direttore, collaborando con l’Orchestra
Filarmonica Italiana, l’Orchestra da camera “Stradivarius” e, stabilmente, con il Gruppo Strumentale “Ricercare”;
numerose sono poi le sue composizioni già eseguite da varie formazioni cameristiche, orchestrali e vocali, che hanno
riscosso un notevole consenso di pubblico e di critica e che sono state trasmesse radiofonicamente (RAI-Mediaset);
notevole anche la sua attività di arrangiatore, in collaborazione tra gli altri con l’Ensemble Strumentale Scaligero. È
fondatore e direttore della Cappella Musicale “Maestro Giovanni”, gruppo vocale da camera con il quale svolge attività
concertistica e servizio liturgico, anche in collaborazione con gruppi strumentali. Ha inciso un CD contenente sue
opere strumentali per la casa discografica “Millennio”; un doppio CD interamente dedicato a sue composizioni
intitolato Ludus è stato realizzato dall’etichetta Bottega Discantica. Ha inoltre composto musica per il teatro e il
dramma spirituale in musica “Giustina - ex ossibus”, rappresentato nel settembre 2001.
Web: (2010)
Betancourt Rodolfo (english)
An alumnus from the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Denver, Rodolfo Betancourt has enjoyed a
successful career as performer, recording artist, writer, educator and producer. In 1994 Rodolfo won Second Prize in
the Antonio Lauro Guitar Competition in Venezuela. Since then he has participated in prestigious events, among them
the Ambassador's Series in Washington D.C., the Festival Internacional de Agosto in Caracas and the IV Encuentro
Guitarrístico Internacional in Panama. Among his achievements are First Prize in the Lamont Concerto Competition
and the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Performance from the University of Denver. In 1999 Rodolfo was
awarded a lifetime membership to the American Honor Music Society. Highlights of previous seasons include his
engagements with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for performances and premiere recording on the Naxos label of
Michael Daugherty's Philadelphia Stories, under the baton of Music Director Laureate Marin Alsop. Other engagements
with the CSO included the CSO Opening Gala, and the popular Too Hot to Handel—being this his third consecutive
year as rhythm section guitarist. Rodolfo has participated in other CSO programs, including the Summer Chamber
Series and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival in performances conducted by Robert Bernhard. In the area of chamber
music, Rodolfo is a founding member of the Experimental Playground New Music Ensemble in Colorado for which he
has composed and performed.
Rodolfo has collaborated in several recordings with artists like songwriter Carlos Jaeger (Claroscuro - 1995) in
Venezuela and jazz German composer Tim Sund in New York (...In the Midst of Change - 1997). His first solo CD,
Classic Guitarist, was released independently in 1999. Rodolfo's writings have been published in newspapers in
Venezuela, and in specialized magazines like Guitar Review in New York and 6Cuerdas6 in Mexico. His groundbreaking article A Close Encounter With Leo Brouwer has been translated to several languages.
Along with his active performing career, Rodolfo has worked as Artistic Associate at the Colorado Symphony
Orchestra—institution that has sponsored his artist visa to the United States—where he produced the cultural
Convergence Series along with more than 120 performances this season.
Betta Marco (english)
Italian composer of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, and choral works that have been performed throughout
Mr. Betta studied composition with Eliodoro Sollima at the Conservatorio V. Bellini in Palermo. He subsequently
studied with Armando Gentilucci in Florence and with Salvatore Sciarrino at the Accademia di Città di Castello.
He has received commissions from the Teatro Bellini in Catania and he represented Italy at the UNESCO International
Rostrum of Composers (1988, Maiores umbræ).
He is also active in other positions. He served as coordinator of the Centro di Documentazione della Musica
Contemporanea of CIMS from 1988-93 and as artistic director of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo from 1994-2002 and
was a member of the Commissione musica of SIAE from 1995-2000. Betta has written much incidental music and
many film scores since 1984, including works for Roberto Andò, Micha van Hoecke, Piero Maccarinelli, and Lamberto
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Bettinelli Bruno (italiano)
Ricordi and Sonzogno publish most of his music, but B&W Italia publishes E in realtà C in sogno..., Sabaoth e
Sammael and Bellini, ultime luci.
Web: (2005)
Bettinelli Bruno (italiano)
(4 giugno 1913 - 8 novembre 2004)
di Bruno Zanolini
Lo scorso 8 novembre si è spento a Milano Bruno Bettinelli: vi era nato il 4 giugno 1913 e nella ‘sua’ città aveva visto
svolgersi tutto l’ampio arco delle proprie esperienze umane ed artistiche. Allievo del Conservatorio “G. Verdi”, dal
1938 ne era divenuto docente, prima di Teoria e Solfeggio, poi di Armonia complementare e quindi, per oltre
vent’anni fino al 1979, di Composizione: da questo ‘avamposto’ in certo senso privilegiato aveva partecipato
attivamente agli eventi e all’evolversi musicale di buona parte del secolo scorso, sicché - per conseguenza - non può
meravigliare il fatto che dalla sua classe siano usciti, fra i numerosi allievi, alcuni destinati a tracciare un solco
duraturo in campo sia esecutivo (da Aldo Ceccato a Maurizio Pollini) sia specificamente compositivo (Azio Corghi in
Ottimo pianista oltreché compositore, ha dimostrato anche notevoli doti quale direttore d’orchestra nelle rare
occasioni in cui ha preso in mano la bacchetta: la sua è stata infatti una natura musicale di prim’ordine, così come di
prim’ordine era la signorilità della persona, signorilità che traspare anche dalla nobiltà del tratto artistico e dei risultati
che ne sono conseguiti. E in questa veste piace ricordarlo, mentre componeva, seduto davanti all’amato pianoforte,
guidato dal suo infallibile istinto.. .
Analizzando infatti il suo modo di procedere in ambito compositivo - definito spesso come ‘contrappuntistico’ - emerge
con evidenza la sicurezza istintiva che sempre lo ha guidato nel modellare la materia sonora, quasi un filo rosso
innato reso vigile dalla familiarità con la tradizione in cui si era forgiato sotto la guida di G. C. Paribeni e di R. Bossi (e
non solo, se bisogna credere all’avidità con cui nei primi anni ‘30 - insieme ad alcuni compagni - aveva ‘divorato’ ad
esempio la partitura della Sinfonia Classica di Prokofiev, pervenuta a Milano in maniera avventurosa): istinto e
razionale approfondita conoscenza, nata da genuino amore per la musica, termini antitetici che in lui invece si
sovrapponevano compensandosi.
Il legame con la tradizione - cui Bettinelli ha sempre creduto, nella convinzione che senza un passato, vissuto
consapevolmente e con il quale necessariamente fare i conti, non ci possa essere un valido futuro - è presente con
forza nella sua produzione, unitamente alla sentita necessità di una libertà linguistico-formale alla quale il musicista
non ha mai voluto rinunciare. Di qui la naturale tendenza a rifiutare vincoli giudicati come stretti e troppo rigidi, quali
in particolare quelli della serialità dodecafonica. Bettinelli è fra coloro che non hanno sentito il fascino
dell’organizzazione ‘viennese’ del totale cromatico, al pari per esempio di Goffredo Petrassi, soffrendo letteralmente soprattutto negli anni ‘60 - una certa emarginazione dovuta appunto alla sua presa di distanza da un metodo apparso
a molti come l’inevitabile nuovo ‘vangelo’ musicale.
Eppure, particolarmente nelle opere della maturità, il totale cromatico non è affatto negato, ma - nascendo dal
caratteristico infittirsi contrappuntistico dei rapporti intervallari – appare come il risultato inevitabile della complessità
discorsiva messa in atto da Bettinelli; un totale le cui relazioni sono sottoposte sempre a una sorta di ‘libera
interpretazione’, governata - oltre che dal fiuto dell’artista - soprattutto dall’artigianale lavoro di cesello e da una
invidiabile cultura non solo musicale. Di tutto ciò è testimonianza l’evoluzione del suo linguaggio, fatto di sottile
equilibrio fra saldezza d’impianto architettonico, rapporti timbrici d’impasto o di contrasto e giochi dialogici condotti
dagli impulsi melodico-ritmici: si tratta di un’evoluzione che parte dal neomodalismo degli anni ‘30, ricco di sguardi
agli autori francesi e ovviamente di riferimenti ai vari Respighi e Pizzetti, per giungere alla complessità “pantonale”
che identifica i personali atteggiamenti e le opere della maturità e infine per ‘purificarsi’ e in certo senso ‘ripiegare’ nei
lavori ultimi, molti dedicati al coro. Bettinelli del resto ha scritto praticamente fino al termine del suo cammino
Conoscitore attento delle possibilità strumentali (“è inutile scrivere cose ineseguibili, che non possono tradursi in un
preciso risultato sonoro”), nella sua lunga carriera Bettinelli ha affrontato ogni strumento e ogni ensemble fino alla
grande orchestra, senza disdegnare il problema rappresentato dal teatro. L’elenco delle sue composizioni è infatti
lunghissimo e spazia appunto da opere teatrali (II pozzo e il pendolo,. . .) a lavori per orchestra con o senza solista o
anche con coro (Sinfonie, Concerti,…), da moltissime composizioni da camera per ogni tipo di organico fino a lavori
vocali per coro o per solisti e strumenti ecc. ecc. Anche per quanto riguarda la chitarra, che qui più interessa, la sua
produzione è copiosa: Improvvisazione (1970), Preludi (1971), Quattro pezzi (1972), Sonata breve (1976), 12 Studi
(1977), Come una cadenza (1983), Notturno (1985), Mutazioni su tre temi noti (1994), tutti lavori per chitarra sola,
Musica a due (1982) per flauto e chitarra, Divertimento a due (1982) per 2 chitarre, Due liriche (1977) e Due nuove
liriche (1978) per voce e chitarra su testi propri e finalmente - come culmine di questo percorso - il Concerto (1981)
per chitarra e orchestra d’archi con vibrafono. Come è facile notare, si tratta di un ampio ventaglio di opere che da un
lato testimonia l’amore di Bettinelli per lo strumento e dall’altro rappresenta un riferimento essenziale per chiunque
voglia avvicinare una delle più valide espressioni artistiche del nostro tempo, quella appunto di Bruno Bettinelli.
Beytelmann Gustavo (english)
Gustavo Beytelmann is one of the most innovative tango pianists and composers of our time. He was born in 1945 in
Venado Tuerto in the Argentinean province of Rosario. As a child he learnt to play the piano and before long was
performing with various jazz and tango orchestras. After studying composition in Buenos Aires with Francisco Kröpfl
he wrote the music for many films and worked as an arranger and musical director for Argentinean record companies.
In 1976 he left Argentina for political reasons and emigrated to Paris, where he has lived ever since, working as a
pianist and composer. In 1977 he accompanied his idol Astor Piazzolla on his European tour, before founding his own
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Bialas Günter (italiano)
ensemble “Tiempo Argentino”, with which he artistically expressed his opposition to the military dictatorship at the
Río de la Plata. In the 1980's he was a member of the legendary trio Mosalini / Beytelmann / Caratini, for whom he
made new arrangements of traditional tangos as well as composing new works. He also composed music for Italian,
French and German cinema and television productions. From 1995 until 1999 he held the title of city composer in
Dijon, where he composed works such as “Paris, tres situaciones” for viola and piano, “Ecos” for violin, cello and piano
and “Tres piezas para orquesta”. Since 1996 he has been the musical director of the tango department of the Music
Conservatory in Rotterdam.
Bialas Günter (italiano)
Compositore, nato a Bielschowitz (Bielszowice), morto a Monaco. La sua musica si è ispirata al neoclassicismo al
quale, in seguito, ha accostato tecniche seriali.
Bianqui Piñero Geronimo (español)
BIANQUI PINERO, Gerónimo,—Distinguido ejecutante guitarrista amateur, argentino. Nació en Buenos Aires el 24 de
Septiembre de 1905. Comenzó el estudio de la guitarra bajo la dirección del maestro M. Rodríguez Arenas, continuando más tarde con Justo T. Morales. Junto con sus estudios universitarios, Bianqui Pinero practica la composición, alternando a la vez con el ejercicio del instrumento, volcando en esa dedicación espiritual su reconocido entusiasmo. Como compositor tiene publicado “¡Achalay!” (Estilo), inspirada página de carácter y bien plasmada al
instrumento, lo que permite esperar nuevos y buenos aportes de este notable dilettante que hoy es una figura destacada entre el ambiente guitarrístico porteño (1932). (Domingo Prat , Diccionario de Guitarristas, Romero y Fernández,
G. Bianqui Piñero dedicó su vida a recrear la música folklórica y popular argentina en la guitarra. Sus transcripciones
y arreglos de melodías de este origen se cuentan por centenares, caracterizándose todas por el buen manejo de los
recursos instrumentales en versiones que, siendo simples, no por ello carecen de interés y son el resultado de quien
bien conocía los ritmos folklóricos. A los Cuadernos Fáciles donde aparecen distintas piezas de formas autóctonas
como: Bailecito, Carnavalito, Chacarera, Zamba (Primer Cuaderno); Bailecito, Gato, Triunfo, Zamba (Segundo
Cuaderno); Carnavalito, Chacarera, Estilo, Vidala (Tercer Cuaderno); Gavota, Güeya, Milonga, Vals (Cuarto
Cuaderno); Chacarera, Gato, Milonga, Zamba (Quinto Cuaderno); se agrega un álbum de 40 Danzas tradicionales
argentinas, y diversas piezas sueltas como el estilo Achalay, un Bailecito, Dos Bagatelas, Romanza, y una larguísima
lista de transcripciones, actividad en la cual su nombre aparecía reiteradamente en las editoriales musicales
(Néstor Guestrin - La guitarra en la música sudamericana, Capitúlo 7)
Biasioni Massimo (english)
Massimo Biasioni was born in 1963 in Trentino and got degrees in Violin, Choral Music, Choral Conduction and
Composition. Among his teachers Armando Franceschini, Armando Gentilucci, Giacomo Manzoni, Alvise Vidolin should
be remembered. In 1985 he won the first prize at the “Valentino Bucchi” International Competition of Composition in
Rome, with the piece for flute and clarinet Come?-e parimenti-Dove? (How?-and likewise-where?). Afterwards the
piece was played in Sant’ Angelo Castle in Rome,in the prestigious LIM of Madrid, at the Bilbao Festival in the
Conservatory of Grenada , at the GAMO Festival of Florence, in the Casino of Arco (TN).
In 1988 the string orchestra piece Di rimembranti raggi lunari (Of remembering Moonbeams) received a mention at
the “Valentino Bucchi” International Competition of Composition.
The piece Giacche’ nulla io posseggo -1989- (Since I have nothing of my own) for soloist clarinet, was played during
the “Domus Jani Musica” season in Illasi (VR), in the Medioeval setting of Beseno Castle (TN), at the “Mascagni”
Institute of Livorno, during the “Musica sotto le stelle” season in Bolgheri (LI). Recently it has been recorded by the
clarinettist Roberta Gottardi in a CD PAN (1992) for soloist flute, had its first performance at the Festival Musica '900
in Trento, afterwards in the Bolzano Conservatory and in the “Teatro delle commedie” of Livorno. In 1992 he received
a commission from the Regional Orchestra of Toscana for the realization of a “suite” taken from Gershwin’s Porgy and
Bess., which was then played in Montecatini, Tignano, Reggello, Florence, Piombino, Livorno, Cecina. In the same
year Biasioni took part in the Theatre-Music “Binomio” project, with the piece Musica per Binomio (Music for
Binomial), published by the Tirreno Publishing Group. It was presented at the “Festival Musica '900“, at the festival
“Traiettorie Sonore” in Como, at “Interensamble Week” in Padova, in Bologna, at “Coretto” in Bari, at “Itinerari ‘93” in
Morlupo (Rome), in Bassano for the “8a stagione dei concerti”, again in Como, at Demidoff’s residence in Florence,
with a good critical success.
His studying about electronic music, and most of all in its interaction with traditional instruments, leads him to the
production of the piece Nell’ inevitabile e profondo tedio del cristallo (In the unavoidable and deep crystal tedium), for
piano and electronic sounds. Its première was in Conegliano, in a concert made with the collaboration of the “Fenice”
theatre of Venice,and it had a good critical success. The following performances were in Padova, in Venice, with the
prestigious performance of Aldo Orvieto and Alvise Vidolin; in Rome at the Academy of Spain. In 1988 the piece was
choosen by the Contemporary Art Museum of Helsinky for the “Sound Box”, an electronic music exhibition that takes
place on internet.
D'altri amati turbamenti (About other loved anxieties), for flute, magnetic tape and live electronics, was played at the
“Fattori” Museum of Livorno, in Diecimo(LU) for “La società del contrabbasso”, for the “Sonopolis” exhibition in Mestre
Venice, at the “Ondine” festival in Pergine Valsugana (TN), at the “Festival Musica '900“ in Trento. During this last
performance he also presented the electronic soundtrack of the Lorenzo Brusci’s Video Morte in regresso (Death in
decline), a realization that was commissioned by the Festival itself. In the meantime he was also busy with music for
the theatre, realizing the musics for Conosci tu la terra dove fioriscono i limoni? (Do you know the country where
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lemontrees flower?) by Toti Palma and Anna Scalfi, presented at the Argentina theatre of Rome, and for the theatre
season of Trento, and the music for La danza lenta dei sogni (The slow dance of dreams) by Elena Marino and
Giacomo Anderle, presented at the “Drodesera” Festival, and at the Experimental Theatre of Trento.
From 1991 to 1998 he has been teaching “General Musical Culture” at the officially recognized “Mascagni” Musical
Insitute of Livorno. Actually he’s teaching Composition at the Conservatory of Monopoli.
He’s one of the founders of the “Compositori Associati Trento”.
Biasoni Massimo (italiano)
Compositore italiano (Trentino) nato nel 1963. E' diplomato in violino, musica corale, direzione di coro e
composizione. Trai i sui maestri si ricordano A.Franceschini, A.Gentilucci, G.manzoni e A.Vidolin.
Biasutti Michele (english)
Michele BIASUTTI Composer and Psychologist, Michele Biasutti was awarded diplomas at the Padova Conservatory of
music. A prize-winning composer (International Composer Competition L. Russolo, International Competition of
Bourges, Concour International de Composition de la Societé de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, International
Competition Pierre Schaeffer, ... ), his works were radio broadcast (RAI, ORF, RNE 2, Radio Bratislava, RTSI, HRT,
Radio Canada) and selected for International Festivals (ISEA 95 in Montreal, ISEA 96 in Rotterdam, Soundbox in
Helsinki, VI BSCM in Rio de Janeiro, JIM99 in Paris, VII BSCM in Curitiba). His music was performed in Festivals in
European cities (Music Now in Dublin, Purcell Room in London, Fondazione Levi in Venice, 31st International Music
Festival in Opatija, 18É Festival Internacional de mùsica contemporànea in Valencia, Tempo di Pratolino in Florence,
Aspekte in Salzburg, Triduum in Klagenfurt, Society for new music in Prague, Concerts à la Villa Gillet in Lyon,
Musiques d'aujourd'hui in Marseille, Neue Musik in Freiburg; Encuentros mùsica europea in Madrid,...) in North and
South America (M.I.T. in Boston, SMCQ in Montreal, San Francisco State University in S. Francisco, University of
Maryland in Baltimore,...) and in Australia (Interfaces, ACMC 2000 in Brisbane). He collaborated with International
Centers for electronic music.
He is active as music organizer, currently scientific director of the Computer Art Festival in Padova. He is in the jury of
international competitions of composition. As a researcher in psychology of music, he received a Ph.D. at Padova
University, discussing an experimental research about the perception of environmental sounds. For reason of research
and advanced study Biasutti spent time at Indiana University in Bloomington and at the University of California at
Berkeley. His writings have been published in several international psychological reviews. Among them: International
Journal of Psychosomatics, Rivista di Musicoterapia, Hearing Research (Elseiver). He is the author of the books:
Scholar Autonomy and Educational Research (CLEUP), Environmental Sound Education (La Nuova Italia). He has
taught at the Conservatories of Novara and Venice and is researcher at Padova University and is researcher at Padova
University. His music is recorded on Compact disc Artis-Cramps (ARCD 062, Polygram distribution), Fondazione
Russolo-Pratella (Ef. Er. P94), Rivo Alto (CRR 9511, CRR 9610, Electa and Ducale distribution), and Accademia
Musicale Pescarese (MV001). His papers were published on: International Journal of Psychosomatics, Attualità in
Psicologia (Ed. Universitarie Romane), Rivista di Musicoterapia (Ed. Minerva Medica), Giornale italiano di Psicologia (Il
Mulino), Hearing Research (Elseiver). He is the author of the books: Scholar Autonomy and Educational Research
(CLEUP), Environmental sound education (La Nuova Italia).
His music is recorded on Compact disc Artis-Cramps (ARCD 062, Polygram distribution), Fondazione Russolo-Pratella
(Ef. Er. P94), Rivo Alto (CRR 9511,CRR 9610, Electa and Ducale distribution) and Accademia Musicale Pescarese
(MV001). Michele Biasutti specializes in ecological music, music which seeks to return to the essential elements of
human nature, re-evaluating the primary sphere of human auditory perception. He is interested in the relationship
between scientific thought and the logic of music, applying the results to his composition and research. Biasutti has
composed for the theater, for chamber ensembles, and for orchestra. His works for instruments and live electronics
deepens the possibilities of interaction between technological developments and instrumental resources.
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Biberian Gilbert (english)
Gilbert Biberian was born in Istanbul of Greek/Armenian descent on 19th February 1944. He studied at Trinity College
of Music, graduating in 1968. In 1965 a French Government grant took him to France to study with Ida Presti and
Alexandre Lagoya. He later studied composition with James Patten, Elisabeth Lutyens and Hans Keller. Following a
successful debut at the Wigmore Hall, he was invited to work with the London Sinfonietta and Pierre Boulez, Luciano
Berio, the Nash Ensemble, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and many others. He has played at the Proms, at Covent
Garden and has performed concertos and given solo recitals worldwide. Keenly aware of the importance of creating a
new body of work for the guitar he has always enthusiastically encouraged and championed the creation of new
compositions. New works have been written for and/or dedicated to him by James Patten, Elisabeth Lutyens, Reginald
Smith Brindle, Betty Roe, Geoffrey Burgon, Judith Bingham and others. Gilbert Biberian was Professor of Guitar at
Trinity College of Music between 1988 and 1996 where he championed the use of the guitar in chamber music.
As a composer Gilbert Biberian's ethnic roots are integral to his work. He has produced a great number of
compositions, not only for solo and ensemble guitar, but also for all string instruments including a concerto for guitar,
cello and 19 strings, which recieved its world premiere at the Habana International Festival of Guitar, Cuba in May
1992. In addition to his pioneering work in chamber music, and always insearch of exciting possibilities for the guitar,
he expanded the role of the instrument by combining with mime in three works, “Pierrot”, “Harlequin's Toccata” and
“Columbine”. Gilbert Biberian's compositions have enriched the repertoire of the instrument and have become part of
the standard repertoire and are being performed widely by an ever-increasing number of guitarists.
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Biel Michael von (italiano)
Compositore tedesco nato ad Amburgo nel 1937. Ha studiato in Germania e negli Stati Uniti. Si è interessato anche di
musica elettronica.
Bielawa Bruce (italiano)
Compositore statunitense, nato nel 1967, cresciuto in una famiglia di musicisti a San Francisco. Figlio del compositore
Herbert Bielawa ha studiato composizione al Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music ed alla University of Michigan.
Bigo Bernard (français)
Né le 30.11.1950. Etudes à Evreux et Rouen. Professeur au centre MALRAUX à Rouen et à I’ENM de Sallanches.
Disques de compositions personnelles pour guitare Folk. Méthode en 2 volumes aux Ed. Billandot, et autres recueils
(ragtimes, musique irlandaise etc.)
Billam Peter (english)
Peter Billam was born in London in 1948, studied piano, and lived in Switzerland from 1973 to 1983, where he studied
composition, classical guitar. flute and voice, worked as Musical Director of the Thèatre Populaire Romand, and as
recording engineer, record producer and computer programmer. He moved to Tasmania in 1983, lectured in
composition at the Conservatorium, conducted recorder enscmbles and choirs. studied recorder, voice and
Billet Jean-Pierre (français)
Né le 24.07.1948. Premier Prix du CNR de Strasbourg et du CNSM de Paris. Professeur au CNR de Clermont-Ferrand.
Billi Maurizio (english)
Maurizio Billi studied at the Conservatory of Music of Santa Cecilia in Rome, graduating with first-class honours in
Composition, Choral Music, Choral Direction, Instrumentation for Band, Clarinet and Orchestra Direction. Then he
continued his studies at Santa Cecilia in a Master Class in Composition under the guidance of Franco Donatoni.
Billi also has a degree in Literature from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and has been carrying out musicology
research with publications specializing in this field. In 2004 he won the “Mario Soldati Award for Journalism and
Criticism” with his essay on Goffredo Petrassi published by Sellerio.
His work as a composer has won him many prizes and accolades both at national and international level. His works,
published and recorded by Edipan, Sonzogno, Berben,Fonè, Quadrivium, Pentaphon, and Rugginenti, have been
performed in Italy and abroad, broadcast on TV and radio by the RAI. Among many other professional
acknowledgments he received the much-sought-after “Premio Personalità Europea” award in 2000 and 2009. He is
considered a point of reference on the international scene for wind orchestras. He is a member of the W.E.M.A. (Wind
European Music Association) and is the Artistic Director of the “Romualdo Marenco International Festival and
Competition for Composers”. He is frequently invited as a jury member to musical composition and performance
contests, both on national and international level. In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious title of “Accademico
Corrispondente” by the Academy of Music of Valencia.
He has been professor of “Musical Analysis” (Upper Level Course) at the Conservatory of Music of Teramo, and of
“Conducting and Instrumental Practice for Wind Instrument Orchestra” (Two-year Upper Level Course) at the
Conservatory of Music of Santa Cecilia in Rome.
He has been guest conductor of such prestigious symphonic orchestras as the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della
RAI, the Filarmonica '900 of the Teatro Regio of Torino and the Torino Philharmonic, the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa,
I Solisti di Perugia, the Roma Sinfonietta, the Symphonic Orchestra of Botosani and Oradea, the Orchestra of the
Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, the Symphonic Orchestra of the State of Adana in Turkey, and the National Philharmonic
Orchestra “Sergei Prokofiev”. Since 1992 he has been the Director/Conductor of the Banda Musicale della Polizia di
Stato, appearing in more than 500 concerts in Italy and abroad. His interest in symphonic and choral music has led
him to collaborate in numerous productions with artists from the major operatic and symphonic institutions in Italy,
e.g. the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the Rome Opera, the Comunale of Florence, the Teatro Regio of Turin and Parma,
and the Teatro Massimo of Palermo. With the “Banda Musicale della Polizia di Stato”, considered one of the best wind
orchestras internationally, Billi is actively engaged in promoting and bringing to public attention original music, both
contemporary and of the last century, written specifically for wind instruments.
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Billi Maurizio (italiano)
Maurizio Billi (Roma, 1964), si è diplomato presso il Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia a Roma in Composizione, Musica
Corale, Direzione di Coro e Strumentazione per banda. I suoi lavori, pubblicati e incisi dalle più note case
discografiche, sono stati eseguiti con successo in Italia e all'estero e radiodiffusi dalla Rai. Dal 1992 è Direttore della
Banda musicale della Polizia di Stato.
Bilotta John (english)
John Bilotta has spent most his life in the San Francisco Bay Area where he studied composition with Frederick
A recipient of commissions, grants, and awards, John has seen his works performed around the world by outstanding
soloists and ensembles including Rarescale, the Kiev Philharmonic, Earplay, Chamber Mix, the Washington Square
Contemporary Music Society, the Talea Ensemble, the Avenue Winds, San Francisco Cabaret Opera, Blue Grass
Opera, Boston Metro Opera, and Vocal Works.
In 2005, his Concerto for Wind Quartet and Orchestra was premiered by the Oakland Civic Orchestra under Martha
Stoddard and was subsequently recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic under Robert Ian Winstin.
More recently, his short comic opera Quantum Mechanic, with libretto by John F. McGrew, won the 2007 Opera-in-aGuide to the guitarist’s modern and conpemporary repertoire - Composers Profiles / July 2016
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Month Competition subsequently receiving performances in California, Utah, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Massachusetts
where it won an AmericanaFestival Award in 2010.
His next chamber opera, Trifles, based on the play by Susan Glaspell was premiered in Berkeley in June, 2010, at
Goat Hall Productions' Fresh Voices Festival X. Partial and complete performances followed later that year and into
2011 in San Francisco, and at Cal State Fresno and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Many of John's works have been released on CD. His music appears on several labels including Capstone Records,
Parma Recordings, New Music North, Vox Novus, ERMMedia, and Beauport Classical Music with distribution through
Since 2006, John has directed the Chamber Wind and Midsummer Concerts held each July in San Francisco; and codirects with Brian Bice and Davide Verotta the annual Festival of Contemporary Music now in its ninth year.
John is a member of the American Composers Forum, the American Music Center, NACUSA, BMI, and the Society of
Composers, Inc., for which he serves as editor of SCION, the SCI opportunity newsletter, and is a member of SCI's
Executive Committee.
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Birgisson Snorri Sigfús (english)
The composer and pianist Snorri Sigfús Birgisson commenced his musical studies with Gunnar Sigurgeirsson and then
went on to study at the Reykjavík College of Music where his teachers were Hermína Kristjánsson, Jón Nordal, Árni
Kristjánsson (piano), and Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson (composition).
He studied piano with Barry Snyder at the Eastman School of Music, U.S.A. (1974-1975) and composition with Finn
Mortensen in Norway where he also studied electronic music with Lasse Thoresen and sonology with Thoresen and
Olav Anton Thommessen (1975-76). Snorri moved to Amsterdam in 1976 where he studied composition for two years
with Ton de Leeuw.
Since 1980 he has been living in Reykjavík, where he is active as a musician and music teacher. He has composed
solo works, chamber works, symphonic pieces and choir music. He is a member of the CAPUT - ensemble.
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Biriotti León (english)
Uruguayan oboist and composer studied in Montevideo with Jean-Louis LeRoux, Enrique Casal Chapí and Jean
Martinon, and later on with Alberto Ginastera and György Ligeti. He has done versatile work for new music as an
oboist, premiering a considerable number of new compositions, and writing many works for his instrument including
two concerti with orchestra he performed in Italy, Austria, United Kingdom and Finland in recent years. In addition, as
a recitalist he has performed all over South America, as well as in Europe, the USA and Canada. León Biriotti has
written numerous articles on new music, has been a broadcaster in Montevideo, and has taught oboe and composition
over the years in Latin America and Europe.
Biriotti León (español)
Oboísta, compositor y director. Se forma en Uruguay y Francia. Sus intereses estéticos, junto con su pasión por el
oboe lo lleva a trabajar, investigar y experimentar en la música contemporánea, así como en el oboe, buscándole
nuevas y variadas sonoridades. Su formación abarca una etapa de experiencias e investigaciones sobre “música
nueva”, mediante una beca otorgada por el “Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales” que Alberto
Ginastera dirigía en el Instituto Torcuato Di Tella en Buenos Aires. Durante estos dos años dedica casi toda su
actividad a la composición, cuya primera obra se titula MONTAIRES. Su preocupación por la música post-serial lo
lleva, en el año 1974, a la publicación de un trabajo sobre la “Técnica del Sistema de Estructuras por Permutaciones”.
En su afán por ampliar y enriquecer el repertorio oboístico, realiza algunas transcripciones. Como instrumentista de
oboe ha recibido diversas obras dedicadas por compositores tales como Héctor Tosar, Diego Legrand, Juan José
Iturribierry, Renée Pietrafesa, Juan Orrego-Salas, Dante G. Grela, entre otros.
Birtwistle Harrison (italiano)
Compositore inglese nato a Accrington (Lancashire) nel 1934. Accanto al neoclassicismo ha adottato la dodecafonia e
sperimentato l'elettronica. Ha ricoperto la carica di direttore dell'English National Theatre.
Biscaldi Luigi (italiano)
Nato a Vigevano, ha studiato a Vercelli con Angelo Gilardino, diplomandosi a pieni voti e lode al Conservatorio C.
Pollini di Padova e successivamente, con menzione d'onore, all'Accademia Superiore Internazionale di Musica L. Perosi
di Biella. Ha studiato composizione con Sergio Marcianò. Si è affermato, vincendo vari premi, in concorsi nazionali ed
internazionali, tra i quali il concorso Andrés Segovia in Spagna nel 1986 e nel 1987. Ha iniziato la carriera
concertistica nel1981, e da allora ha suonato regolarmentei n quasi tutti i paesi d'Europa e in America. Oltre ai
numerosi recitals, ha eseguito i concerti per chitarra e orchestra di Krebs, Giuliani, Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco,
Villa-Lobos, Brouwer; le composizioni per chitarra e coro di Castelnuovo-Tedesco e Juliá; i concerti per chitarra e duo,
trio e ottetto di chitarre di Gilardino; i quintetti per chitarra e archi di Boccherini, Giuliani, Castelnuovo-Tedesco,
Guastavino; le composizioni con chitarra di Niccolò Paganini; varie composizioni con chitarra concertante di autori
contemporanei. Ha inciso tre dischi, due LP e un CD con musiche di autori del Novecento. Ha pubblicato perle Edizioni
Musicali Bèrben tre volumi di Esercizi speciali di virtuosismo, un volume di Esercizi e studi elementari per chitarra e
Quattro Ricercari sulla Fortuna. Ha collaborato in qualità di editore alla pubblicazione delle musiche della collezione
“The Andrés Segovia Archive” delle Edizioni Musicali Bèrben. E' titolare della cattedra di chitarra al Conservatorio
Statale di Musica “Giacomo Puccini” di La Spezia. Collabora con il Civico Istituto Musicale “Brera” di Novara.
Biscione Federico H. (english)
Federico Biscione was born in Tivoli in 1965. He graduates the Tivoli Humanities High School in 1983, and obtains
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shortly after, at the “A. Casella” Academy of Music in L'Aquila, diplomas in Piano, Composition and Orchestral
Conducting. Alongside this, he teaches Piano and Harmony.
His first composition is performed in 1985 (Sonatina giocattolo for trumpet and piano) and later published on CD by
the Beat Records Company. Under the guidance of Vieri Tosatti, he acquires the fundamental skills of composing, and
some of his compositions begin to be performed in Italy and broadcast on the radio. These works include Jabberwocky
for soprano and nine instruments, Dell'intimità (On Intimacy) for clarinet, cello and harp, Tredicesimo canto for
vocalist and classic/rock ensemble and the chamber opera Mamma Laser, commissioned by the Fondazione Arena in
Verona, as well as the radio programmes for RAI 1 “Contemporary Composers” and RAI 3 “Sonic Alphabets”, which
air Biscione’s performances of a selection of his piano pieces.
From 1997 to 1999, he focuses particularly on studying and practicing orchestral conduction. He performs well in the
specialization courses held by Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and the Pomeriggi Muiscali in
Milan. He occasionally teaches Composition and Harmony at the Academy of Music and, in 1999, wins the national
competition for professorship in Italian music Academies, in the field of Fugue and Composition.
From 2001 to 2005, he lives in Milan, where he composes music performed at the Teatro Regio in Turin (the ballet
The Pied Piper, which is conducted by the composer), and the Parco della Musica in Rome (Passacaglia and Symphony
with Sarcasm for strings). He works with the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra of Milan (Dalla Soffitta for orchestra, a
piece which won first prize at the national competition Mozart Today 2005), the Milano Classica chamber orchestra
(Tropic of Scorpio for marimba and strings, Ego Alter for strings, conducted by Massimiliano Caldi), the Milan State
University Orchestra (Hanno for piano and strings performed by Davide Cabassi and conducted by Christopher
Franklin, Aus Rilkes Bildern for soprano and strings) as well as Forse Lontano and B-612 for orchestra performed in
Romania and conducted by Federico Longo. He has also transcribed and adapted several pieces by other composers,
including a reduction for seven instruments of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (performed at the Teatro Regio of Turin in
2006) and a version for string orchestra of Dvorák’s Lieder (Four Popular Songs op. 73) for the Pomeriggi Musicali
(2005). During this period, alongside composition, Biscione works as a professional music copyist for the Casa
Musicale Sonzogno, the main publisher of his work.
Between 2005 and 2007, Biscione lives in Leipzig, where he composes various pieces which are performed there
(Myricae for three voices and five instruments; Verkündigung for soprano and trio performed in the Thomaskirche;
Mozart eine Biographie, Windmühlen – these last two in Chemnitz, commissioned by the Robert-SchumannPhilharmonie, with the first marking the celebrations for the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth). The German public
radio station Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) devotes an hour-long programme to Biscione, with an interviwew and
many excerpts from his music. In this period, he attends two semesters of specialisation in Composition at the “Felix
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” Hochschule.
In April 2007, he becomes Head of Musical Services of the Fondazione Teatro Comunale in Bologna. In this capacity,
within the artistic direction of the theatre, he is personally responsible for the coordination of the orchestral and
choral masses.
At the end of 2009, Biscione moves to Milan and becomes tenured teacher of Composition at the “Niccolò Piccinni”
Academy of Music in Bari.
Some of his most recent work includes: Britten Diversions for small orchestra, performed in Bari, Evocations and
Songs for string orchestra (first performed in Mikkeli, Finland), Divertimento on Popular Christmas Themes for piano
and string orchestra (commissioned by the “Silesian Chamber Orchestra” in Katowice, Poland).
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Blake Michel (english)
Michael Blake was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1951. He studied at the South African College of Music in Cape
Town, the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (Bachelor of Music degree) and University of London
Goldsmiths College (Master of Music degree). In 2000 he was awarded a doctorate by Rhodes University in South
Africa. From 1977 to 1997 he was based in London as composer, pianist and teacher. He formed London New Music in
1986 and was the group’s pianist and conductor for ten years, giving many concerts and broadcasts in the UK and
Europe. He performs throughout the world as a soloist and in a number of duos, playing new music. He has lectured
at amongst others, Goldsmiths College (London), Rhodes University (Grahamstown) and the Janacek Academy
(Brno). He is Artistic Director of New Music Indaba, South Africa’s only new music festival, and President of the South
African Section of the ISCM.
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Bland William Keith (english)
William Bland built up an impressive pedigree in the avant-garde; he studied at Peabody, and the roster of professors
under whom he tutored includes Ernst Krenek and Earle Brown. He taught in New York and performed in new music
circles until one day Bland dropped out and returned to his native West Virginia, working as a musician in his local
community. He returned to composition with a renewed vigor late in the twentieth century, with an idiom that takes a
little bit of his new music heritage into a context that he truly loves -- the music current at the turn of the twentieth
century. Since 1998, Bland has embarked on a cycle of 24 piano sonatas, of which 17 are complete at the time of the
2007 issue of this “Bridge” release, William Bland; they are rich with ragtime, romantic flourishes, nostalgia, and, best
of all, are original and striking creations. This disc features Bland, who as a pianist is far more capable than
composers tend to be, in his Sonata No.4 in E flat, Goodbye Concert Rags, his Sonata No.14 in B flat, and a selection
of shorter pieces. All of these pieces are highly engaging and entertaining, brimming with a flavoring of Americana,
yet also informed by European music as well, just that of Massenet and Chaminade rather than Schoenberg or
Stravinsky. Once in awhile the music exhibits clashing harmonies or bursts into tone clusters, usually in the service of
some dramatic purpose -- Bland hasn't altogether abandoned lessons learned from new music. But what Bland is
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doing is quite different from, say, what William Albright once did -- rather than taking ragtime figures into a
contemporary work and therefore rendering the rag-derived elements somewhat arcane, with Bland it is the ragtime
that is the main focus and the new music elements that are rendered arcane. It is certainly an intriguing twist on
developments in contemporary music, and those who follow such currents closely will find Bland's music at least
intriguing, if not astounding, which it is sometimes. (Uncle Dave Lewis, All Music Guide)
Blauvelt Peter (english)
Peter Blauvelt was born in France and grew up in Germany where he began his studies in composition and piano. In
1975 he came to the U.S. where he studied at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. There he received three degrees
- including a doctorate in composition - and taught theory, composition and piano.
Since 1968 he has often given recitals - not only of his own pieces - in the U.S., France and Germany in public and on
the radio, and has received numerous prizes for both composition and piano. Meanwhile, his pieces have also been
performed in other European and North American countries.
After leaving the Boston area for Florida in 1984, he co-founded the “Tampa Bay Composers' Forum” in 1989 and
served as treasurer, vice-president and president. He also founded Creative Arts and Tutoring Services” in 1990. To
date, he has written over 135 compositions, mostly chamber music, and has had over 100 of them performed in
public. A number of compositions are also available on commercial CD's.
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Blanquer Amando (english)
AMANDO BLANQUER PONSODA, nacido en Alcoy el 5 de febrero de 1935, en un ámbito de modestos artesanos (su
padre era carpintero), sintió la llamada del arte desde muy pequeño, espoleado quizás por un ambiente de bandas de
música, tan peculiar de su pueblo natal, que ha sabido incluso crear una “música característica”, la de sus célebres
Moros y Cristianos. En una de esas bandas hizo su aprendizaje, en la familia de los instrumentos de viento - flautín,
flauta y trompa- que le impregnaría de un profundo amor hacia este género de instrumentos, manifestado con el
tiempo tantas veces.
Becado por el Ayuntamiento de Alcoy se traslada a Valencia donde realiza brillantemente los consabidos estudios del
Conservatorio, que termina con Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera. Fueron sus maestros mas recordados Leopoldo
Magenti, Miguel Falomir,Francisco León TelIo, Manuel Palau y Miguel Asíns Arbó. Para ayudarse en sus estudios inicia
una carrera de director de banda que ejerce, con prestigio en varios pueblos circunvecinos. En 1959 se traslada a
Paris en donde recibe, en el Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Música, las enseñanzas de Olivier Messiaen, que supo
inculcarle el amor a las coloraciones sonoras y el gusto por el trabajo técnico complejo. También asiste a las clases de
Composición y Orquestación de Daniel Lesur y Pierre Wissmer en la Shola Cantorwu y estudia libremente pedagogía
musical son Simone Pié de Causade.
En París realizó varias afortunadas adaptaciones de obras orquestales para la Banda Republicana. En 1962 obtiene el
Premio Roma del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores para ampliación de estudios en Roma y allí recibió el magisterio de
Godofredo Petrassi en la Academia de Santa Cecilia. Aprovechando su estancia en Italia asistió a un curso de
dirección de orquesta en Siena con Sergio Celebidache. De Italia y como compromiso del Premio Roma viaja por
distintas ciudades europeas deteniéndose especialmente en Munich, donde tuvo contacto con las nuevas innovaciones
atonales y la música electrónica.
Terminado el fecundo periplo por Europa, se estableció en Valencia, en donde ganó por oposición y sucesivamente las
cátedras de contrapunto y composición. En 1971, a propuesta del claustro de profesores, fue nombrado director del
conservatorio valenciano, cargo que mantuvo hasta 1976 y bajo cuya gestión se iniciaron las obras del nuevo edificio
del Conservatorio, se estableció una cátedra ambulante para el estudio de instrumentos de cuerda, gracias a la cual
están naciendo, felizmente, numerosas orquestas en la Comunidad Valenciana, se crearon nuevas ramas de estudio ,
Órgano, clavecín, musicología etc. Su labor pedagógica de aquella época quedó completada con la edición en 1975 de
una “Técnica del Contrapunto” fruto de una pensión que le concedió la Fundación Juan March para realizar una
investigación de la evolución experimentada en este campo. La obra tuvo una rápida acogida y puede afirmase que la
utilizan todos los conservatorios españoles y muchos hispanoamericanos.
Afincado en Valencia, ha realizado en esta ciudad casi toda su obra musical, viviendo un ambiente de labor
ininterrumpida, como muestra el amplio proyecto de una “Antología de la Música Valenciana” con discos grabados por
la firma ANEC, la dirección del proyecto musical de la Diputación Valenciana “Retrobem la nostra música”, con edición
impresa de obras originales para banda y grabación discográfica de estas obras por bandas valencianas no
Bloch Waldemar (english)
The Austrian composer, conductor and pianist Waldemar Bloch, was born on May 5, 1906 in Vienna, but soon moved
to Graz to study piano and composition with the famous Roderich von Mojcisovics. After the war in 1945, Waldemar
taught piano at the Styrian Provincial Conservatory of Music and theory at the famous Academy of Music in Graz in
1956; the same year he wrote our Sonata. A few critics consider his music well suited for film scores due to its
fragmented and emotionally charged melodramatic interjections. The Sonate for violin and guitar begins with a model
Sonata-Allegro movement, followed by a melancholy slow movement which explores the sounds of a 'muted' violin,
concluding with a fugue (which is quite rare outside of transcriptions). We feel that the intimate nature of guitar and
violin best communicates the subtle inflections found in the music of Waldemar Bloch. His theoretical treatises: Neue
Harmonielehre (1948), Allgemeine Musikkunde (1954), and Tonsatzlehre in 1966 and his local stardom earned him
the State Prize from the Austrian Republic. Bloch passed away on February 19, 1984 in Graz.
Blomdahl Karl-Birger (english)
Composer, teacher, was born in Växjö (Småland), died in Stockholm. He studied music theory and composition with
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Hilding C.Rosenberg, and at the conservatory of Stockholm conducting with Tor Mann. He founded in 1934 the
“Monday-Group” to learn about new music, since c.1946 he taught composition, and in 1960-64 was professor of
composition at the conservatory of Stockholm. He composed vocal music, 2 operas, 3 ballets and a lot of chamber
music. (Rainer Stelle, 2009)
Blyton Carey (english)
Carey Blyton, nephew of the children’s writer, Enid Blyton, was born at Beckenham, Kent in 1932. He was educated at
the Grammar School there and showed, during the earlier part of this time, not merely an apathy towards music but a
marked hostility to it until, as a convalescent from polio during 1947/8, he was taught the piano to while away the
In 1953 he entered Trinity College of Music, London, and during four years there he obtained all three college
diplomas (Associate, Licentiate and Fellow) and in 1954 won the Sir Granville Bantock Prize for Composition. He
studied harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and musical history with Dr William Lovelock, and in 1957 he obtained a
B.Mus. (London) degree and was awarded by the Sir Winston Churchill Endowment Fund a 10-month scholarship in
composition tenable at Det Kongelige Danske Musik-konser-vatorium, Copenhagen. Returning to England in 1958, he
became music editor to Mills Music Ltd, which position he held for five years. Since June 1963 he has freelanced as
composer, arranger, music editor and lecturer. He was Professor of Harmony, Counterpoint & Orchestration at Trinity
College of Music, London, from 1963 to 1973, and Visiting Professor of Composition for Film, Television & Radio at the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, from 1972 to 1983, where he pioneered the first course of tuition in
these specialised aspects of musical composition at a musical conservatoire in this country. In September, 1964, he
was appointed music editor to the Music Department of Faber & Faber Ltd (now Faber Music Ltd), which position he
held until 1974. While at Faber’s he was Benjamin Britten’s personal editor, from 1963 to 1971, being responsible for
the editorial work on that composer’s works from “Curlew River” to “Owen Wingrave”, and on many works by Gustav
Apart from two occasional songs writ-ten in the 1990s, The Flea and Indigo Blues, the songs on this CD date from the
1950s and 1960s, particularly the former. The years from 1948 — when Carey Blyton began to take piano lessons and
started to show an increasing interest in music — to 1953 — when he commenced his formal training as a musician at
Trinity College of Music, London — were crucial years, in which his style as a composer was forged. These years
included his participation in the activities of The Beckenham Salon as accompanist in his own songs and have been
described by one writer as his ‘naive period’.
The two decades covered by this CD saw the writing of some 42 serious songs, almost half of his output of 100 solo
and choral songs.
In the three decades after 1970 Carey Blyton concentrated on music for schools, choirs and competitions, not
returning to serious song-writing until the year 2000, when he wrote a short, epigrammatic song-cycle based on
Eastern poems called Lyrics from the East for Ian and Jennifer Partridge and a 7-verse memorial ballad, Dirge for St.
Patrick’s Night, a setting of a poem by Elsa Corbluth written after the death of her daughter aged 18.
Active in the Beckenham/Bromley area of Kent between 1950 and 1954, The Beckenham Salon was an informal
association of writers, poets, composers and other creative artists which provided an outlet for their artistic activities.
Carey Blyton was one of the five founder members. For the first two years it operated in private houses, along the
lines of the l9th century salons. It ‘went public’ in 1952 and the last public concert took place in 1954, after which it
ceased its activities. Through this organisation, Carey Blyton was able to hear (and often actively participate in) the
first performances of most of his works from Op.1 to Op.15 (mainly songs and chamber music) — an invaluable
experience for a young composer at the outset of his career.
Bo Sonia (english)
Bo, Sonia (b. March 27, 1960, Lecco). Italian composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, piano, organ, and
electroacoustic works that have been successfully performed across Europe and in Asia and the USA.
Ms. Bo received her diploma in piano in 1981 and in choral music and conducting in 1983. She studied composition
under Renato Dionisi and Azio Corghi at the Conservatorio di Milano, where she received her diploma with full marks
in 1985. In 1988, she completed the postgraduate studies at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Franco
She has received many awards, including First prizes at the Guido d’Arezzo Composers Competition (1985, for
Frammenti da Jacopone), the composition competition of the European Cultural Foundation (1985, for Da una lettura
di Husserl) and the composition competition G. Savagnone in Rome (1986, for Quartetto). In addition, she has
received First Prize at the international composition competition Alpe Adria Giovani in Trieste (1988, for Due
Bagatelle) and a gold plate at the international Premio Città di Trieste (1995, for Synopsis).
She has also earned many acknowledgments in international and national competitions, such as the Okanagan Music
Festival for Composers (Canada, 1983) and the prizes Friuli (1985), Ennio Porrino (1985), Franco Evangelisti (1987),
and Valentino Bucchi (1989).
Her compositions have been performed at many international and national festivals, such as Spaziomusica (Cagliari),
Traiettorie sonore (Como), the Teatro Comunale and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence), the Teatro alla Scala
(Milan), the Nuova Consonanza and Nuovi Spazi Musicali (directed by Ada Gentile) (Rome), the Antidogma (Turin),
and the Biennale (Venice). In addition, Festival Focus at Juilliard (New York), the Almeida (London), Nieuwe Muziek
(Middelburg), Musica Nova (Sofia), and Europhonia (Zagreb) festivals have featured her music, which has also been
broadcast in Europe and abroad.
Since 1997, she has taught composition at the Conservatorio di Milano and has previously taught at universities in
Ferrara, Verona, Pesaro, and Piacenza.
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Ricordi is the principal publisher of her works, while Curci, Edipan and Rugginenti also publish some of her works.
She is married to the composer Giuseppe Colardo.
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Boccadoro Carlo (italiano)
Carlo Boccadoro - compositore, direttore d’orchestra, pianista, percussionista e musicologo - ha studiato al
Conservatorio “G.Verdi” di Milano dove si è diplomato in Pianoforte e Strumenti a Percussione. Nello stesso istituto ha
studiato Composizione con diversi insegnanti, tra i quali Paolo Arata, Bruno Cerchio, Ivan Fedele e Marco Tutino. Ha
inoltre frequentato il corso di Tecnica dell’Improvvisazione jazzistica tenuto da Giorgio Gaslini.
Dal 1990 la sua musica è presente in tutte le più importanti stagioni musicali italiane: Teatro alla Scala, Piccolo
Teatro, Pomeriggi Musicali, Orchestra “Verdi” e Festival “Suoni e Visioni” di Milano; Biennale di Venezia; Teatro
Filarmonico di Verona; Teatro Regio, Settembre Musica e Unione Musicale di Torino; Teatro Carlo Felice e Teatro
dell’Archivolto di Genova; Teatro Comunale e Musica Insieme di Bologna; Ferrara Musica e Aterforum di Ferrara;
Orchestra “A.Toscanini” dell'Emilia Romagna e Teatro Regio di Parma; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino e Orchestra della
Toscana; Cantiere Internazionale D’Arte di Montepulciano; Accademia Filarmonica Romana; Teatro Caio Melisso di
Spoleto; Filarmonica Umbra; Teatro Massimo e Amici della Musica di Palermo; Teatro Comunale di Cagliari; Festival
del Jazz di Sassari, ecc. La sua musica è stata inoltre eseguita in molti paesi, tra i quali Francia, Spagna, Germania,
Olanda (Concertgebouw di Amsterdam), Inghilterra, Scozia (Royal Academy di Glasgow), Turchia, USA, Giappone.
Fra gli esecutori si ricordano solisti come Bruno Canino, Alessandro Carbonare, Gianni Coscia, Enrico Dindo, Andrea
Griminelli, Andrea Lucchesini, Mario Marzi, Fabrizio Meloni, Stefano Montanari, Danilo Perez, Danilo Rossi, Emanuele
Segre, Giovanni Sollima, Gianluigi Trovesi; direttori come Philippe Auguin, Antonio Ballista, Martyn Brabbins, Mario
Brunello, Bruno Campanella, Othmar Maga, Jerzy Maksymiuk; gruppi strumentali come Il Quartetto Borciani, Il
Quintetto Bibiena, I Solisti della Scala, Il Trio Italiano; attori e cantanti come Sonia Bergamasco, Lella Costa, Maria
Pia De Vito, Vincenzo La Scola, Moni Ovadia, Katia Ricciarelli.
Per il teatro ha composto il balletto Games (Teatro alla Scala, coreografia di Fabrizio Monteverde) e tre opere liriche,
tutte su libretti di Dario Oliveri: A qualcuno piace tango (commissionata dal Teatro Regio di Torino e ripresa
successivamente a Palermo, Narni e Milano), Rimini addio! (commissionata dall'Ente lirico Arena di Verona) e La
Donna nel quadro (recentemente andata in scena al Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo).
E’ tra i fondatori di “Sentieri Selvaggi”, un progetto culturale dedicato alla diffusione della musica d'oggi, che
comprende un Ensemble strumentale, un Festival che ottiene da anni un lusinghiero successo, la realizzazione di due
compact disc dedicati alla nuova musica italiana e un libro/CD sulla nuova musica internazionale edito da Einaudi.
Boccia Leonardo (italiano)
Chitarrista e compositore italiano. Ha studiato in Germania con Carlo Domeniconi e Klaus Michael Krause. Dal 1978 si
è trasferito in Brasile a Bahia.
Boda John (english)
JOHN BODA was born in Boyceville, Wisconsin on August 2, 1922. He received his B.S. Degree in Music Education
from Kent State University in 1944. and his Master of Music and Dottor of Musical Arts Degree (in Composition) from
the Eastman School of Music in 1945 and 1956 respectively. Piano being his principal instrument, his most prominent
teachers were Franklyn Carnahan and Jose Echaniz.
In 1946-47 he served as apprentice conductor to George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra. Since that time he has
been attive as conductor and pianist in the Southern part of the country. Dr. Boda taught at Otterbein College (Ohio)
in 1945-46 and has been on the Faculty of the Florida State University School of Music since 1947, where he is
Professor of Theory, Composition, Piano, and Director of Dissertations in Composition.
His published Compositions include:
THREE SONGS FOR JUNIOR CHORUS (Before the Paling, Bahe of Beauty [these being also recorded by the Lutheran
Hour Chorus], Behold the Stone)
BRASS QUARTET (Recorded by the Georgia State Brass Fnscmble)
SINFONIA ( 1960) (a Ford Grant work) is recorded by the Knoxville Orchestra.
This work has also been performed by the Oklahoma, Rochester, National Symphony (Washington, D.C.) Orchestras
and at the Brevard Festival in Florida.
Commissions in compositions include works for the Lutheran Hour Chorus, Benjamin Award for
Quiet Music, Orlando Orchestra and the work for guitar (Introduction and Dance).
John Boda specializes in ensembles. His other compositions include Sonatinas for: Tuba and Piano, Cello and Piano,
Violin and Piano, Trombone and Piano, Flute and Piano, Clarinet and Piano, Viola and Piano, String Bass and Piano,
Violin and Harpsichord; Two Works for Brass Quartet; Trio for Piano, Celio, Violin; Sinfonieta for Chamber Orchestra;
Concertino for Two Pianos, Brass and Percussion; Sinfonia for Band; Two Choral Preludes for Organ; numerous choral
works, and a piano concerto.
Bodorvá Sylvie (english)
(Born 1954) studied composition at the Janacek Academy in Brno and as a post-graduate later on at the Music
Academy in Prague. She continued her studies in Gdansk and Siena (with Professor Franco Donatoni at the Academia
Chigiana) and from 1987 she regularly attended Professor Ton de Leuw’s composition courses in Amsterdam. She
taught at the Janacek Academy in Brno and, in the 90s, at the CCM Cincinnati, Ohio (Composer in Residence 199495, 1995-96). Her works have since the early 80s been performed in all the continents, even in the Antarctic where
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her ’Homage to Columbus’ for guitar was heard in 1997. She has received several competition prizes (Mannheim,
Czech Radio Prague) and many commissions, the latest from the Warwick Festival (Terezin Ghetto Requiem’- Skampa
Body Jack (english)
Jack Body (born in 1944) studied at Auckland University (1963-67). With a QEII Arts Council grant he attended the
Ferien Kurse fur Neue Musik, Cologne and Institute of Sonology, Utrecht, Netherlands (1969/70). For two years
(1976-77) he was a guest lecturer at the Akademi Musik Indonesia, Yogyakarta and since 1980 he has lectured at the
School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington.
His music covers almost all genres, including solo and chamber music, orchestral music, music-theatre, music for
dance and film as well as electroacoustic music. A fascination with the music and cultures of Asia, particularly
Indonesia, has been a strong influence on his music. His ethnomusicological recordings include Music for Sale: Street
Musicians of Yogyakarta (OMCD 006, and TC HLS-91), Music of Madura (CD ODE 1381) and Jemblung: Sung
Narrative Traditions (PAN 2048CD).
His music has been played widely and by such performers as Lontano, Kronos Quartet, ARC, the NZ String Quartet,
the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and so on. He also works in experimental
photography and computer-controlled sound-image installations, having received commissions from several public
galleries. His opera “Alley” was premiered to wide acclaim at the 1998 NZ International Festival of the Arts.
As a promoter of New Zealand music he has organised a series of Sonic Circuses, simultaneous multi-venue music
marathons. He is the Director of Waiteata Music Press which publishes scores of New Zealand music, and has edited
numerous CDs of New Zealand music. In 1985 he received the Composers' Association of New Zealand Citation for
Services to New Zealand music and in 2001 he was honoured with an OMNZ in the New Year's Honours. Jack Body
was artistic director for the Asia-Pacific Festivals and Conferences in 1984 and 1992, which focused on the music
(traditional and contemporary) of New Zealand and its Asia-Pacific neighbours.
Recordings of his music include “Suara” (Ode CD Manu 1380), electroacoustic compositions using field recordings
from Indonesia, “Sacred and Profane” (Ode Portal CD 1004), three large scale works for voices and “Pulse” (Rattle
D009), a series of five works based on transcriptions from traditional music. “Pulse” won the 2002 NZ Music Award for
Best Classical CD.
Boero Felipe (italiano)
Compositore argentino nato e morto a Buenos Aires. Ha studiato composizione con Pablo Beruti in Buenos Aires, e
con Paul Vidal in Paris (1912-14). È stato tra i fondatori della 'Associación Argentina de Compositores'.
Bogdanovic Dusan (english)
A richly gifted composer, improviser and guitarist, Dusan Bogdanovic has explored musical languages which are
reflected in his style today a unique synthesis of classical, jazz and ethnic music. As a soloist and in collaboration with
other artists, Bogdanovic has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Japan and the United States. His
performing and recording activities include work with chamber ensembles of diverse stylistic orientations: the De Falla
Trio; harpsichord/guitar duo with Elaine Comparone; and jazz collaborations with James Newton, Milcho Leviev,
Charlie Haden, Miroslav Tadic, Mark Nauseef, Anthony Cox, and others. Dusan Bogdanovic's recording credits include
several albums, on Intuition, Sony/Global Pacific, M.A Recordings, ESS.A.Y, Concord Records, GSP and other labels,
ranging from Bach Trio Sonatas to contemporary works. His compositions are published by Doberman-Yppan, Canada,
Berben Editions, Italy and Guitar Solo Publications in the US. Among his most recent commissions are a ballet-poeme
Crow, premiered by the Pacific Dance Company and performed at the Los Angeles Theater Center; a sextet
Sevdalinka, written for the Newman-Oltman guitar duo with the Turtle Island Quartet; Over the Edge, composed for
the Lafayette Trio, as well as solo guitar works written for Alvaro Pierri, David Starobin, Eduardo Isaac, Scott Tennant
and William Kanengiser.
Bogdanovic was born in Yugoslavia in 1955. He completed his studies of composition and orchestration at the Geneva
Conservatory with P. Wissmer and A. Ginastera and in guitar performance with Maria Livia São Marcos. Early in his
career, he received the only First Prize at the Geneva Competition and gave a highly acclaimed debut recital in
Carnegie Hall in 1977. He has taught at the Geneva Conservatory and the University of Southern California and is
presently engaged by the San Francisco Conservatory.
His theoretical work includes Poly-rhythmic and Polymetric Studies, as well as a bilingual publication covering threevoice counterpoint and Renaissance improvisation for guitar and with a structural analysis of motivic metamorphoses
in composition and improvisation (Berben Editions). He has also collaborated on multi-disciplinary projects involving
music, psychology, philosophy and fine arts. (2001)
Boheme Baldur (english)
Baldur Boehme was born in 1932 in Weimar. His parents, both music teachers, gave him music lessons from around
1937. He studied the violin under professors Fritz Ehlers, Robert Reitz and Walter Hausmann. His first efforts in
composition, (1944 -Pieces for Piano), were supervised by his father, Fritz Boehme, who taught at the Franz-LisztHochschule (the music college in Weimar). His father was also publicly known as a composer. Baldur Boehme gave his
first violin recital shortly after the end of the war, in a gloomy period in Weimar (spring 1947).
Boehme dedicated himself to orchestral work in 1952. For many years he either played first violin or was
concertmaster at the “Staedtischen Buehnen Erfurt”, at the “Gewandhaus zu Leipzig” and at the “Staatsoper Berlin”.
He views orchestral experience as being a fundamental and indispensable basis for composition - that and the striving
towards complete mastery of musical interpretation, on whichever instrument. This is vouched for by countless
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examples throughout the history of music. Boehme has taught violin since 1966; and in 1976 he became lecturer,
later professor, at the Franz Liszt - Hochschule in Weimar (until his retirement in 1999). During this period he
performed extensively with the “Schumann -Trio” (with Martin Hoegner: piano and Brunhard Boehme: violoncello). He
conducted the orchestra of the specialist music school Belvedere in 1983 and 1984 and, from time to time, the
chamber orchestra at the Franz- Liszt -Hochschule. He has also conducted numerous performances of his own works.
For a list of Boehme's most important compositions, see below. He also wrote the film music for two DEFA films.
Recently his chief interest has been the composition of opera.
One could describe Boehme's compositional style as classic- romantic with a modern element, by all means
independent and therefore recognizable within the present-day cultural scene. In accordance with his beliefs, and
ever following his aims, he rejects all efforts that try to kindle interest through outer instances in favour of the true
and original “mission” of music.
About this, Boehme himself said:
For me, most important are the words of Robert Schumann: “To send light into the depths of the human heart is the
artist's mission.” A more apt expression is surely not to be found, the content of which should to my mind be effected
anew in a comprehensive way; in our time in particular this seems to be necessary. To put this into practice it would
be helpful to build a nest in a fitting place with like-minded people. Perhaps there are three of four willing “singers”
through whose voices, with the help of passion and skill, joyfulness and warmth of heart could shine.
Boisdeffre René (english)
René de Boisdeffre (1838-1906) was a French musician and composer of chamber music. Born in Vesoul, Boisdeffre
studied with Auguste Barbereau and Charles Wagner, developing an elegant compositional style that won him the Prix
Chartier in 1883. Focusing primarily on chamber music for strings, he also composed piano pieces, songs, a mass,
and a symphony. Though his works quickly fell out of favor (from what the Macmillan Encyclopedia cites as a lack of
Bolaños César (italiano)
Compositore peruviano nato a Lima nel 1931. Ha studiato in patria con Andrés Sas, ed negli Stati Uniti alla Manhattan
School of Music (New York). Si è perfezionato a Buenos Aires al Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudio Musicales
con Ginastera, Nono, Copland, Maderna.
Bolling Claude (english)
Claude Bolling was born in Cannes in 1930. He was educated in Nice and in Paris; at the tender age of 14 he was
already enjoying the reputation of a jazz piano wonder Child. The first to notice his exceptional aptitude for this kind
of music was Duke Ellington, who later became his friend and advisor. Bolling also worked with such greats as Lionel
Hampton or Kenny Clark. He has won many Grammy awards in recognition of his skill as composer, conductor,
arranger and piano player. The World famous flutist, Jean-Pierre Rampal once asked Claude: “Could write for me a
classical piece with a jazz background?” And so the “Suite for flute and piano” was born. The success of that
composition inspired Bolling to create similar works using the violin (recorded by Pinchas Zukerman himself!), cello,
trumpet, and finally, the guitar. The first guitarist to perform his works was the well known Spanish guitarist Angel
Romano, accompanied by excellent musicians such as George Shearing on piano, Ray Brown on double bass and
Shelly Manne on drums. Later other recordings appeared, including the one with a solo by the famous Alexander
Bolling Claude (français)
Pianiste, compositeur, arrangeur et chef d'orchestre, Claude Bolling est sans doute actuellement l'un des musiciens
français les plus réputés dans le monde, dans les domaines allant du jazz à la variété et la musique de film.
Dès les premières leçons de piano, il trouve dans la musique la passion de sa vie, l'univers idéal où sa sensibilité
artistique peut donner libre cours à sa créativité.
Bien que né à Cannes le 10 avril 1930, Claude Bolling a toujours vécu à Paris, malgré un intermède niçois pendant
l'Occupation, au cours duquel il reçoit l'enseignement précieux de Marie-Louise “Bob” Colin, pianiste, trompettiste et
batteur dans un des nombreux orchestres féminins à la mode dans l'entre-deux-guerres.
Ayant, par un de ses camarades d'école, découvert le monde magique du jazz, il a tôt fait de s'intéresser à Thomas
“Fats” Waller, dont la musique festive ne manque pas de l'attirer. Il est encore en culottes courtes quand, en 1945, il
remporte le tournoi des amateurs, organisé par Jazz Hot et le Hot Club de France à Paris. Son champ d'intérêt s'étend
rapidement aux autres maîtres du piano : Willie “The Lion” Smith, Eroll Garner et Earl Hines dont il est le disciple.
Il a seize ans lorsqu'il organise sa première formation avec quelques jeunes musiciens de talent, enregistrant son
premier disque à dix-huit ans. Mais la vie professionnelle lui fait ressentir le besoin d'acquérir un authentique bagage
musical. Germaine Mounier (piano classique), Léo Chauliac (piano jazz), Maurice Duruflé (harmonie), André Hodeir
(contrepoint, orchestration, écriture jazz) seront ses maîtres formateurs.
Après un service militaire passé dans la “Musique” du Premier Train des Equipages, où il joue du trombone et des
percussions, c'est par le jazz que Claude Bolling entre dans la profession. Il fait les beaux soirs de tous les
établissements à la mode Club Saint-Germain, Vieux Colombier, Caveau de la Huchette… autant de lieux
emblématiques d'une activité jazzistique intense. Les grands solistes américains de passage en France ne manquent
pas de faire appel à lui. Il participe aux séances d'enregistrement et aux concerts de Rex Stewart, Buck Clayton,
Lionel Hampton, Albert Nicholas, Roy Eldridge… devenant une des personnalités les plus en vue du monde du jazz à
Claude Bolling doit au jazz d'avoir fait la connaissance de Boris Vian, pour lequel il écrit les arrangements des
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Bombardelli Umberto (italiano)
“Chansons Possibles et Impossibles. Le succès de ce disque lui met le pied à l'étrier dans le monde des variétés.
Plusieurs artistes célèbres à partir des années cinquante et soixante lui confient alors la direction musicale de leurs
réalisations : Sacha Distel, Jacqueline François, Juliette Greco, Henri Salvador, Brigitte Bardot… font appel à lui pour
leurs albums. Et c'est à l'un d'entre eux, Dario Moréno, vedette d'une production cinématographique, qu'il doit
d'écrire sa première musique de film. Il est aussi le créateur du groupe des “Parisiennes”.
René Clément l'engage ensuite pour écrire la partition de “Le Jour et l'Heure”. Il commence alors une véritable
carrière de compositeur de musique de films. Il en a, à ce jour, écrit plus de cent, dont certaines ont été d'immenses
succès (Borsalino, Louisiane, Flic Story, Le Magnifique, The Awakening, California Suite...).
Animant dans les années soixante les grandes émissions télévisées de variétés d'Albert Raisner, de Maritie et Gilbert
Carpentier, de Jean-Christophe Averty…, il compose pour la télévision de nombreuses musiques, dont certaines
restent dans toutes les mémoires (Les Brigades du Tigre, La Garçonne, Le Clan…).
L'expérience professionnelle et ses succès confèrent à Claude Bolling une autorité incontestée parmi ses collègues
musiciens, lui permettant de travailler avec les plus grands noms de la profession, toutes musiques confondues. Il
invente ainsi une forme nouvelle d'expression, sorte de patchwork musical, la “Crossover Music”, qui fait, sans les
dénaturer, cohabiter, dans des pièces très organisées, les syntaxes du jazz et du classique. Sa Suite pour Flûte et
Jazz Piano Trio, écrite à l'intention de Jean-Pierre Rampal et enregistrée avec lui, connaîtra un immense succès aux
Etats-Unis. Elle restera 530 semaines au hit parade et obtiendra les disques d'or et de platine. L'expérience se
reproduira par la suite avec Alexandre Lagoya, Pinchas Zukerman, Maurice André, Yo Yo Ma, l'English Chamber
Orchestra, Patrice et Renaud Fontanarosa, Marielle Normdann, Guy Touvron, Eric Franceries…
Le talent de Claude Bolling a pu s'exprimer dans toutes les formes d'expression musicale. Cependant, l'homme reste
dans son tréfonds, un musicien de jazz qui continue à vibrer pour un solo de ragtime, pour un air de boogie, pour une
orchestration de Sy Oliver. Le pianiste parfois s'efface et devient enfin chef, son rêve ellingtonnien d'un big band, qu'il
organise et dirige depuis les années soixante-dix. Cette grande formation, composée de musiciens de très grand
talent travaillant avec lui depuis de longues années, ne tarde pas à faire reconnaître ses qualités exceptionnelles. Il a
fêté son vingtième anniversaire en 1996 et a fait le tour du monde : invité aux Etats-Unis, en Asie, en Amérique du
Sud, au Mexique… c'est partout un immense succès auprès d'un public large, conquis par le caractère populaire du
Claude Bolling se fait alors serviteur des musiques de Duke Ellington, de Count Basie, de Jimmie Luncefor, de Glenn
Miller… Ses albums sont le reflet de ce répertoire immortel, mais sont également l'occasion de présenter ses propres
compositions écrites dans le respect d'une grande tradition. Il peut aussi accueuillir les plus grandes personnalités du
jazz, tels que les chanteurs Joe Williams, Carmen McRae, Dee Dee Bridgewater, et les instumentistes Willima “Cat”
Anderson (tp), Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Jon Faddis (tp), Sam Woodyard (dm), Rhoda Scott (organ). Claude Bolling a même
pu faire jouer ensemble son big band et celui d'Illinois Jacquet ou le Duke/Mercer Ellington Orchestra. Sa rencontre
avec Stéphane Grappelli en 1991 dans l'album First Class (Django d'Or et Prix du HCF 1993) est l'une des grandes
réussites phonographiques de ces dernières années.
La palette du talent de Claude “Bollington”, comme l'avait affectueusement surnommé Boris Vian, s'est en 1996
élargie à la musique de scène, avec sa participation à la création, en première mondiale sur la scène du Théâtre
National de Chaillot, de A Drum is a Woman, la composition de Duke Ellington, son maître et ami, mise en scène par
Jérôme Savary.
Aujourd'hui, Claude Bolling occupe, par son rayonnement personnel, le rôle d'ambassadeur itinérant de la France
dans le monde. Il œuvre à la reconnaissance du jazz et d'une école, comme l'ont fait les deux grands maîtres
français, Django Reinhardt et Stéphane Grappelli.
Bombardelli Umberto (italiano)
Compositore ed organista italiano nato a Milano nel 1954. Ha studiato presso il Pontificio Istituto Ambrosiano di
Musica Sacra, diplomandosi in organo e composizione organistica. Ha inoltre studiato composizione con Pippo Molino e
Niccolò Castiglioni.
Bonaguri Paolo (italiano)
Nato a Forlì nel 1927, ha studiato privatamente pianoforte e organo ma si è dedicato principalmente alla
composizione. Ha studiato armonia sotto la guida del m° Luigi Bettucci e contrappunto con il m° Cesare Martuzzi. Ha
composto brani di musica sacra e di musica profana per coro, per pianoforte, organo,chitarra classica, orchestra
d'archi e quartetto.
Ha curato la trascrizione, rielaborazione e revisione dell'opera musicale di Don Gaetano Lugaresi, di mons. Giuseppe
Prati (don Pippo) e di Piero Maroncelli.
Sua è una Suite Romagnola in cinque tempi per orchestra (comprendente elaborazioni di altrettanti motivi tradizionali
romagnoli) eseguita in diverse occasioni in Romagna, una Suite natalizia per orchestra di violoncelli, la Canzone per
Benedetta per mezzosoprano, coro femminile e organo scritta in ricordo di Benedetta Bianchi Porro. Sue alcune cante
romagnole quali La preghira de suldé e Fa la nàna.
Ha collaborato con padre Pellegrino Santucci alla realizzazione del volume Canterini romagnoli contenente tutte le
partiture corali di Cesare Martuzzi.
Lo stile compositivo, pur essendo vario (per la grande varietà di musiche scritte) è rimasto sostanzialmente ancorato
ai canoni classici della musica tonale.
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Boncompagni Claudio José (italiano)
Studia presso il Conservatorio “Cherubini” di Firenze e consegue 3 diplomi col massimo dei voti; ha frequentato corsi
di perfezionamento con S.Sciarrino e conseguentemente con B.Ferneyhough, K.Huber e K.Stockhausen
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Bond Victoria (english)
ai Ferienkurse di Darmstadt del 1998.
Il repertorio delle composizioni si caratterizza per un cospicuo numero di brani strumentali per varie formazioni, teatro
sperimentale, progetti multidisciplinari e didattici per giovani strumentisti e multimediali. Ha ottenuto 10 piazzamenti
fra premi e menzioni nei concorsi nazionali ed internazionali fra i quali il Gustav Mahler di Klagenfurt (Premio di
Finalista) , il Concorso “G.F.Ghedini” (II premio), il premio “Eolo Prima” (II premio). Nel 2007 gli è stato
commissionato il brano di apertura del “Festival di Santa Fiora” eseguito dalle prime parti della Chicago Symphony
Orchestra e da altri prestigiosi Solisti diretti da Dale Clevenger.
Le opere composte per varie formazioni e per solisti sono state eseguite in numerosi festival fra i quali il “Festival di
musica contemporanea di Trieste”, “Festival Pucciniano”, “Musicus Concentus” Firenze, “Arsenale Musica” di
Pisa, “Incontri Europei con la Musica XX” di Bergamo, il “Festival Flautistico di Roccasecca”, “Il Festival di Sirmione”,
“Rive Gauche” di Torino, il “Santa Fiora in musica” ed eseguite in tournée negli stati del Sud America (
Ensemble), Germania (Bonn, Memmingen, Monaco, per le Associazioni Dante Alighieri) , in Ungheria (solista P.De
Gaspari), in Belgio (solista M.Génot). Nel 2010 per il progetto “Contempiano” ottiene esecuzioni dal pianista Fabrizio
Datteri nel teatro e nella Radio Città del Mexico, poi presso la Carnegie Hall a New York, e in città della Svezia,
Germania e Inghilterra. Concerti, interviste e trasmissioni su RAI1 Tv, RAI Radio 3 , radio Austriaca (ORF) e Radio
Vaticana, ed ha all’attivo 7 CD.
Nel 2011 inaugura con una prima esecuzione (Trio per corno, violino e Pianoforte) il Festival Internazionale di Santa
Fiora in un concerto in memoria di Giuseppe Sinopoli con i solisti del Maggio Musicale, e presenta la prima parte del
progetto Earthmoan che è eseguito il 24 Agosto a Hiroshima nella Memorial Cathedral for World Peace.
Insegna in Conservatorio discipline compositive dal 1987, ottiene la cattedra di Composizione dal 1999 a seguito
Concorso per esami e titoli, ed è stato titolare presso il Conservatorio “B.Maderna” di Cesena dal 2006 ed
attualmente nel Conservatorio “L.Cherubini”.
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Bond Victoria (english)
Victoria Bond is the only woman composer/conductor to receive commissions from major organizations and also hold
music director positions with leading ensembles. Her extensive catalog includes works written for the Houston,
Shanghai, and Richmond Symphony Orchestras, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, American Ballet Theater,
Pennsylvania Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow Dances Festival, and the Audubon String Quartet, among others. In every genre
she undertakes, from opera to chamber music, her consummate musicianship serves to enrich a musical language
that is beautifully crafted and deeply expressive.
The first woman to be awarded a doctorate in conducting from The Juilliard School, Bond was appointed by Andre
Previn as Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1978. In 1986, she was invited to
conduct the Houston Symphony and to premiere her own composition for the orchestra, Ringing. In that same year,
she was appointed Music Director and conductor of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and shortly thereafter became
artistic director of Opera Roanoke, holding both posts until 1995. She has also served as Music Director of The Bel
Canto Opera, Harrisburg Opera and the New Amsterdam Symphony, and as Music Advisor of the Wuhan Symphony in
Bond’s musical training also included studies in voice, with William Vennard at the University of Southern California;
as a soprano, she recorded with Bethany Beardslee and appeared on the premiere recording of Harry Partch’s
Delusion of the Fury. She has brought her vocal experience to bear in composing works such as Molly ManyBloom for
soprano and string quartet, described by The New York Times as “by turns wistful, angry, caustic, rhapsodic and
nostalgic,” and her chamber opera Mrs. President, based on the life of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for
president. Scenes from Mrs. President were performed by New York City Opera in 2001 as part of the company’s Vox
reading series.
Victoria Bond has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and on NBC’s Today Show, featured in People Magazine and
in the New York Times. Her music is recorded on the Koch International, Albany, GEGA, Protone, and Family Classic
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Bonfá Luis (français)
Né en 1922, connu internationalement et principalement pour sa merveilleuse pièce “Manha de Carnaval”.
BONFA est avant tout un styliste de la guitare romantique par excellence. Dès l'enfance, il exécute des “choros” de
Nazareth et des pièces classiques mais il se consacre finalement à la musique populaire moderne. Il s'est installé
depuis plusieus années aux Etats-Unis.
Bonilauri Stefano (italiano)
Stefano Bonilauri è nato a Reggio Emilia il 12-03-1964. Si è diplomato in Pianoforte, Musica Corale e Composizione.
Ha studiato con A. Gentilucci, F. Fanticini, A. Guarnirei e A. Solbiati. Ha vinto il 2° Premio al Concorso Internazionale
I.C.O.M.S., il 2° Premio al Concorso Internazionale Moldavo ed è stato segnalato al Concorso Internazionale “Guido
D’Arezzo”. E’ stato tra i finalisti al Concorso Internazionale “Nuove Sincronie”, selezionato dall’I.S.C.M. per il festival di
Manchester 1998, al Festival “Di Nuovo Musica” (in ultime generazioni, compositori a confronto) ed ha vinto il 3°
Premio al Concorso Internazionale “Il Fronimo”. Selezionato al 24th “Annual New music & art Festival” alla Bowling
Green State University (USA). Ha vinto il 3° premio e il premio speciale come compositore più giovane al 9°concorso
internazionale “Kazimierz Serocki”.
E’ stato eseguito all’interno dei Festival: G.A.M.O. di Firenze, Biennale giovani artisti dell’Europa Mediterranea, Nuove
Sincronie di Milano, Settembre Musica di Torino, Di Nuovo Musica di Reggio Emilia e a Perugia, Kisinav, Vasto,
Sabbioneta, Catania, Manchester e al Festival Musicanova di Sofia, al Festival Synthèse di Bourges e al Kazimierz
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Bontempi Paolo (italiano)
Serocki a Varsavia. L’ensemble Aleph ha selezionato una sua composizione per eseguirla al festival di Alicante in
Spagna, la festival “Manca” di Nizza, a Darmstadt, a Parigi e a Chalon sur Saone e per registrarla in disco. Nel 2005 è
compositore in residence presso il CIRM di Nizza che gli ha commissionato una composizione per ensemble ed
elettronica. E’ stato eseguito dal quartetto “Voces”, “Ex novo” ensemble “Musica Realtà”, “Icarus” ensemble e “Archi
italiani”. E’ pubblicato da Berben e Suvini Zerboni.
Insegna Armonia Complementare presso l’Istituto Musicale Pareggiato “C.Merulo” di Castelnovo né Monti (RE).
Bontempi Paolo (italiano)
Musicista, compositore (ha scritto e composto musica con uno sguardo a 360° sia per sè, che per il Quartetto Nexus,
che per molti altri strumentisti, in particolare chitarristi e cantanti), arrangiatore, attore, Paolo Bontempi si è
diplomato in chitarra con il massimo dei voti presso il conservatorio di S.Cecilia di Roma sotto la guida del M° Mario
Gangi. Ha approfondito la sua conoscenza musicale attraverso lo studio della composizione e l’apprendimento di altri
strumenti (pianoforte, sax, flauto, basso, tromba).
Sia come solista che con il suo gruppo strumentale, il quartetto Nexus (, ha effettuato
concerti sia in Italia che all’estero (Madrid, Vienna, Belgrado, Londra, Barcellona, Parigi, Berlino, Miami etc.)
partecipando, inoltre, a trasmissioni televisive quali “Uno Mattina” e “Fornelli d’Italia”.
Come compositore ha pubblicato brani per le ed. Berben, Carisch, Playgame e realizzato diversi CD sia come autore
che come musicista ( Cattive Compagnie “La strada del cielo” distr.Ricordi, Quartetto Nexus “Dal classico al jazz” ed.
Playgame, Paolo Bontempi “Dream Walking” ed. PaoPab etc.).
Come attore ricordiamo i lavori effettuati per la VIDEOschermo s.r.l. (“la Boheme” di L. Comencini), per la CINETEAM
realizzazioni s.r.l. (attore protagonista spot “Champ”), per la ITALIANA PRODUZIONI s.p.a. (Alitalia AZ video) e per la
RAI (“La Piovra 5” di L. Perelli).
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Bonvicini Federico (english)
Federico Bonvicini (1888-1957) was a student of Luigi Mozzani, a performer, lute-maker and composer of his own
right. He married the mezzo-soprano Maria Mazzanti. He published his works for the music publisher Chiappino of
Turin -- Fantasia, Festa al villaggio, Scherzo, Serenata, Tarantella, etc. -- in the late Romantic taste of the Italian
Bonvicini Federico (italiano)
Federico Bonvicini nato a Bologna nel 1888 e morto a Torino nel 1957, fu allievo di Luigi Mozzani, esecutore, lutaio e
compositore. Sposò il mezzo-soprano Maria Mazzanti. Le sue opere sono edite da Chiappino di Torino -- Fantasia,
Festa al villaggio, Scherzo, Serenata, Tarantella, ecc. -- con il gusto dell'ultimo afflato romantico della scuola italiana.
Boogman Willem (english)
Born in 1955 and grew up near the IJssel river (Netherlands). Philosophy at the University of Utrecht (1974-1975).
Started study in composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Peter Schat, Louis Andriessen) and completed
it with Ton de Leeuw at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam in 1983. Participated from 1980 to 1984 in the
Asko Ensemble’s Workshop Project, a collaboration between instrumentalists and composers: ›real‹ school. Got to
know music in its broadest range, from the inside and from the outside. Impressed by Stockhausen’s theoretical work
and Varèse’s music. Ways to be found in the fundamentals of music, – and Mondrian.
From 1989 to 1999 member of the Rudolf Escher Committee.
Since 2003 artistic director of the Asko Kamerkoor [Asko Chamber Choir].
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Boon Rolf (english)
Rolf Boon is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, Member of the Canadian League of Composers,
Audio Engineering Society and Tonus Vivus. His compositions have received national and international exposure
including performances in Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; Los Angeles,,USA; Poland and China. His work has
been broadcast on Access Radio and CBC radio/television. Rolf has received many commissions from individuals,
multimedia groups, and organizations and was the principal composer for the 1995 Canada Winter Games.
Rolf is the Chair of the Music Department and primary developer of the Digital Audio Arts program at the University of
Lethbridge. He teaches Audio Production Techniques, Introductory Music Technology, Music and Audio Theory, Film
Music and Composition.
Originally from Kingston Ontario, Rolf studied piano and graduated with an ARCT (1978, RCM) and a B.Mus. (1980)
from Queen's in piano performance and composition. At Queen's he studied piano with Dr. Ireneus Zuk and
composition with Dr. Bruce Pennycook and Dr. Clifford Crawley. Rolf graduated with a M.Mus. (1983) from UBC. At
UBC he studied composition with Dr. Steven Chatman and orchestration with Dr. Eliot Wiesgarber. He also holds a
B.Ed. (1988) degree in secondary music education from UBC and a Ph.D. (2002) in Educational Administration and
Leadership from the University of Alberta.
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Boone Bejamin (english)
Educator, Scholar, Composer, and saxophonist Benjamin Boone was born in the small textile town of Statesville, NC
in 1963; related to Daniel Boone; his father was a traveling glue salesman/furniture-manufacturing trouble-shooter
and his mother a homemaker and teacher; youngest of five sons; music career began in grade-school when he wrote
music for his puppet shows (including the hit “My Name is Cookie Monster” -- penned at age 9); undergraduate
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Borda Luis (english)
degree in in saxophone and theory, masters and doctorate in music composition; moved all over since to Knoxville,
Boulder, Boston, New York, Aiken SC, Washington DC, and Asheville; recorded rhinoceros vocalizations in Zimbabwe
and Zambia with noted biologist; researched the pitch relationships of spoken American English (see Groves
Dictionary under “blue note”); Fulbright “Senior Specialist Scholar” to the Republic of Moldova; compositions
performed all over the world and on numerous CD’s; award-winning teacher at UT; was a Music Manager in New York
(think Robert Palmer's back-up band); teaches theory and composition at California State University, Fresno where is
also the “Faculty Service-Learning Mentor”; numerous faculty honors at Fresno State including the “President's Award
of Excellence” and the “Provost's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, Scholarship and Creative
Activities”; played sax all over the U.S.A. and Europe; CD in national airplay charts top 100 for 3 weeks; loves to ski,
compose, learn, read, teach and play with his wife and kids; enjoys ”30 Rock”, “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”, “The
Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, NPR's “Radiolab” and “Wait, wait, don't tell me”, and the principles of the
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Borda Luis (english)
Luis Borda was born on the 18th July 1955 in Lincoln in the province of Buenos Aires. He studied harmony and
composition with Osvaldo Lupi and Alberto Coronato. In the course of his long musical carreer he has performed and
recorded with the most respected and well-known musicians in Argentina, such as Rodolfo Mederos, Dino Saluzzi,
Leon Gieco, Lito Vitale, Juan Falú, Emilio del Guercio and others. He toured South-America and Europe several times.
Musical career:
1973-1976: Member of the group Ave Rock. Recording of the first record “Ave Rock” (Reissued 1996 on CD).
1978-83: Member of Rodolfo Mederos’ quintet, which became famous in Europe through its tango-recordings and tour
with Daniel Baremboim. The quintet also took part in the São Paulo - Montreux Jazz Festival and recorded the record
“Buenas Noches Paula”.
1982: Founded the “Luis Borda Trio”.
1984: Luis Borda played with the group “Emilio del Guercio y la Electrica Rio Platense” and recorded the record
“Pintada”. Emilio del Guercio was joint founder of the legendary Argentinean rock group “Almendra”.
1985-1986: Luis Borda played numerous concerts in the band of Dino Saluzzi, who has become famous throughout
Europe as a bandoneónist and tango-composer.
1986: Founded the “Luis Borda Quinteto”, which subsequently toured Europe and South-America.
1988: Concerts with Lito Vitale and Bernardo Baraj.
1989-1990: Luis Borda performed with Litto Nebbia, one of the most popular Argentinean song-writers, and recorded
the CD “Las Tres Corazonadas”. He also recorded 2 CDs with Leon Gieco: “20 Años” and “Semillas de Corazón”.
1994: Recording of the first CD of the tango singer Luis Cardei, “De Madrugada”. Borda is the artistic director,
producer and arranger of the CD. Luis Cardei is regarded as one of the most important contemporary Tango singers.
1995: Together with the Argentinean pianist Zaida Saiace Borda recorded the CD “Nouveau Tango”, which was
produced by Mario Argandoña (nominated for a Grammy in 1997). Thijs van Leer and Mario Argandoña appear as
special guests on this CD.
1996: Artistic direction of the the tango-CD “Entre Sueños”, by the singer Lidia Borda, for which he also wrote the
arrangements and played guitar.
Also in 1996 he composed the music for the film “Por los camínos del Chaco” by the director Alejandro Fernandez
Since 1996 Borda has been living and working mostly in Germany. He founded there a “new” Luis Borda Cuarteto,
with whom he has performed across Europe. The quartet played several times in autumn 1997 on the invitation of the
Argentinean Embassy in Prague in the Academy of Fine Arts, and gave a “double-concert” with Luis Di Matteo in the
Munich Muffathalle on the invitation of the culture office, as the culmination of the festival week “Lateinamerika in
1998: Borda composed and played the music for the play “Borges Café” by Paolo Pacca, directed by Massimo Navone.
To date the play has been performed in Milan (Teatro dell’Arte) and Turin and will be performed in 1999 in Buenos
Aires on invitation of the Borges-Foundacion in order to commemorate Borges’ 100th Birthday.
1999: The new CD by the Luis Borda Cuarteto “Adiós Buenos Aires” is released.
1999: A selection of Borda’s works are released as scores by TONOS Musikverlag.
1999: Luis Borda composed the music for the Argentinean feature film “Quién mató a los gorriones” by Patricia Martín
Borda Luis (español)
Nació en Lincoln, Provincia de Buenos Aires, el 18 de Julio de 1955. Estudió armonia y composición con los Maestros
Osvaldo Lupi y Alberto Coronato . Ha realizado numerosas grabaciones y actuaciones con los mas prestigiosos
músicos populares de la Argentina como Rodolfo Mederos, Dino Saluzzi, Leon Gieco, Lito Vitale, Lito Nebia, Juan Falù,
Emilio Del Guercio entre otros.
Principales realizaciones en su carrera musical: En el año 1973 integra el grupo AVE-ROCK . En 1978 es convocado
por el bandoneonista Rodolfo Mederos para integrar su Quinteto con quien actúa durante seis años y se presentan
entre otros en el Sao Paulo-Montreaux Jazz Festival de 1980, Brasil. En el año 1982 forma su propia agrupación,”Luis
Borda Trio” presentandose en distintos teatros y locales de la ciudad de Buenos Aires. En el año 1986 amplia su
agrupación y crea el “Luis Borda Quinteto” con la cual realiza numerosos conciertos en Sud America y su primer
tournee en el continente europeo actuando en: Holanda, Austria y Alemania. También en ese año graba su primer
L.P. con composiciones propias. Desde el año 1992 ha realizado conciertos en Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brasil,
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Borges Erisvaldo (portuguese)
Alemania, Austria, Francia, España, Italia, Inglaterra, Holanda, Republica Checa. En el 1992/93 integra paralelamente
el “Trio Argentino De Guitarras” junto a Gustavo Margulies y Osvaldo Rabunal. En el 1995 tiene a su cargo la
producción artistica y los arreglos del CD “De Madrugada” (nominado para el premio ACE) del cantante Luis Cardei
quien es considerado uno de los cantores de tangos mas importantes de la actualidad. En junio de 1995 participó con
su cuarteto en el “1. Thüringer Festival Gitarre Weltmusik” en la ciudad de Erfurt, Alemania junto a los guitarristas
Rabih Abou Khalil, el Duo Assad y Hopkinson Smith, entre otros. En agosto de 1995 realiza una serie de
presentaciónes en Argentina, Alemania y Francia junto a la pianista argentina Zaida Saiace con quien grabó el CD
“Nouveau Tango” en el cual participan el músico holandés Thijs Van Leer (Ex Focus), y el percusionista chileno y
productor del disco Mario Argandoña (nominado para el Grammy 1997 como productor e interprete junto al grupo
“Acoustic Alchimie” ). En junio de 1996 integra un trio junto al pianista alemán Mike Herting y el contrabajista chileno
Enrique Diaz; con quienes realiza una serie de conciertos en diversas ciudades de Alemania. En 1996 presentó en
Buenos Aires el espectáculo “Desde El Alma, Tangos” junto a su cuarteto, la cantante Lidia Borda y la pareja de tango
danza: Marta Y Carlos Navalesi. Recientemente ha producido artisticamente el CD “Entre Sueños” de la cantante Lidia
Borda en el cual participa también como arreglador e instrumentista. También acaba de conponer la música para el
film documental “Por Los Caminos Del Chaco” del director argentino Alejandro Fernandez Moujan.
En Abril 1997 se presentó con su cuarteto junto a la pareja de Tango-Danza Mónica y Osvaldo Roldán en la “Hannover
Messe 97”. En el 1997 realiza acutaciones con el Luis Borda Cuarteto en distintas ciudades de Alemania y con los
mismos bailarines en Bergamo, Italia. En Noviembre de ese mismo año, organizado por la Embajada Argentina en
Praga, República Checa, se presentan en la “Facultad de Música de la Academia de Bellas Artes en Praga”. También
en Noviembre el grupo es convocado por el Kulturreferat de la ciudad de München para presentarse en Muffathalle en
el marco del evento multicultural “Lateinamerika in München”. En el mes de Diciembre es estrenada su versión para
violín, violoncello y piano de su Obra “Nouveau Tango” por el “Cárdenas Trío” en Gasteig München Kleiner
Konzertsaal. Desde principios de 1998 hasta la actualidad ha realizado presentaciones en diversas ciudades de
Alemania, Holanda, Italia, Suiza y Republia Checa, presentandose por segunda vez en la “Facultad de Música de la
Academia de Bellas Artes en Praga”, organizado por la Embajada Argentina en dicha ciudad. En octubre de 1998
compuso la música para la Obra: “BORGES CAFÈ”, de Paolo Pacca con Regie de Massimo Navone. Dicha obra fué
presentada en las ciudades de Milan y Torino, Italia. En el mes de Mayo de 1999, acaba de presentar su nueva
producción en CD titulada: “ADIOS BUENOS AIRES” participan el músico holandés Thijs Van Leer (Ex Focus), y el
percusionista chileno y productor del disco Mario Argandoña (nominado para el Grammy 1997 como productor e
interprete junto al grupo “Acoustic Alchimie”).
Borges Erisvaldo (portuguese)
Erisvaldo Borges nasceu em 1970 no município de Picos, Estado do Piauí, e reside em Teresina desde 1985. Estuda
violão clássico há 13 anos, e harmonia funcional e outras disciplinas (contraponto, arranjo e composição), desde
1992, orientandose apenas por livros. É formado em Educação Artística pela Universidade Federal do Piauí. A partir de
1994, participou de vários festivais e workshops importantes do país, entre eles os de Campos do Jordão (1995),
Festival Internacional de Violão do SESC (1997), Festival Internacional de Violão da Academia Palestrina (1995) e o
Festival Internacional de Verão da Escola de Música de Brasília (1994 e 1995). Nesses festivais e workshops, teve
entre seus orientadores Egberto Gismonti, Baden Powell, Sérgio Assad, Abel Carlevaro, Ralph Towner, Scott Tennant,
Eduardo Fernández, Eduardo Isaac, Paulo Bellinati e Henrique Pinto, entre outros.
Como concertista já se apresentou em várias cidades do Estado do Piauí e nas grandes cidades brasileiras como
Brasília, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Fortaleza, etc.. A convite do Ministério das Relações Exteriores do
Brasil, realizou sua primeira turnê internacional, percorrendo cinco países da América Latina: Venezuela, Costa Rica,
Nicarágua, El Salvador e Honduras. Todas as apresentações foram marcadas por um grande número de público e o
entusiasmo da platéia. Entre um concerto e outro, já dividiu palco com Turíbio Santos, Henrique Pinto e Nonato Luiz.
Lançou os seguintes CD's: Estação das Cordas (1996), Paisagem (1997), Étnico (1998) e Estação das Cordas II
(1999) e uma coletânea intitulada Além Fronteira (2000), com músicas dos quatro CD's anteriores.
Como compositor é autor de mais de 330 composições, algumas delas gravadas em seus discos e também é autor da
melodia do Hino de Teresina (Capital do Estado do Piauí).
Entre os troféus e títulos constam: Troféu Sábado Show de melhor CD piauiense de 1996, Comenda do Mérito
Cultural Da Costa e Silva e Medalha do Mérito Conselheiro José Antônio Saraiva. Professor, leciona desde 1988. Já
ministrou várias “masterclass” no Piauí e em Minas Gerais. Há três anos leciona o “Curso Livre de Violão”, que
envolve, além da disciplina violão, outras áreas como teoria musical, harmonia e arranjo. Coordena e participa do
TERESINA TRIO (Trio de Violão).
Borges Raúl (english)
Raúl Borges was born in Caracas, Venezuela on February 4th, 1882. His first instruments were cuatro, bandolina and
eventually guitar. He went to Europe when he was to take charge of a Venezuelan embassy. There he composed two
important pieces: “Vals sobre Motivos Franceses” and “Sueño de Opio.” When Borges returned to Venezuela he began
teaching classical guitar. Among his students were Antonio Lauro, Rodrigo Riera and Alirio Diaz. Some of his pieces
are still unpublished, but in his last year a book about Borges with some of his own compositions was published. The
pieces included were: “Cación Antigua”, “Canción de Cuna en D y G Mayor” “Sueño de Opio”, “Fuente Morisca”, “Valse
sobre motivos Franceses”, “Estudio”, “El Criollito”, “Marisol”, Valse Venezolano”, “Danza” for three guitars, and
“Adiós” for guitar and voice. Borges died in Caracas on June 24, 1967.
Borghese Alfonso (english)
ALFONSO BORGHESE, born in Florence in 1945, studied with Alvaro Company at the Conservatory “L. Cherubini” and
at American University of Villa Schifanoia, (Rosary College, Illinois). He graduated summa cum laude He attended the
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Borghese Alfonso (italiano)
Curso Internacional de Guitarra held by Andrès Segovia and Josè Tomàs in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). In 1978
opened his tour in USA with a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, with great success from the critics and the public.
In 1983 was the only guitarist besides the author himself, performing “Las seis cuerdas” by Mr. Alvaro Company, that
may be considered a true challenge to technical means of the guitar. He is member of the TRIO CHITARRISTICO
ITALIANO. As a conductor, Alfonso Borghese studied with Franco Ferrara and Mario Salerno, whose courses he
attended at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. He is professor of the Masterclass at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole
Mr.Borghese studied composition with Carlo Prosperi and Paolo Fragapane and composed the music for theatre of
Brecht, Majakovskij, Bulgakov, Vitali, Martinelli and Feydeau.
Borghese Alfonso (italiano)
ALFONSO BORGHESE, nato a Firenze nel 1945, è stato allievo di Alvaro Company, sotto la cui guida si è diplomato
con lode. Ha seguito i corsi di Andrès Segovia e Josè Tomàs a Santiago de Compostela in Spagna. Nel 1978 iniziava
una tournée in USA con un recital alla Carnegie Hall di New York. Nel 1983 ha eseguito, unico chitarrista oltre
l'autore, “Las seis cuerdas” di Alvaro Company, una autentica sfida alle possibilità tecniche e timbriche della chitarra.
Fa parte fino dalla sua fondazione, del TRIO CHITARRISTICO ITALIANO. Attivo anche come direttore d'orchestra, deve
la sua formazione a Franco Ferrara e Mario Salerno. Presso la Scuola di Musica di Fiesole tiene un corso di
perfezionamento della durata di nove mesi ogni anno. Ha studiato composizione con Carlo Prosperi e Paolo Fragapane
ed ha composto le musiche di scena per opere teatrali di Bertold Brecht, Vladimir Majakovskij, Michail Bulgakov,
Nando Vitali, Carlo Martinelli e Jacques Feydeau.
Borislova Nadia (english)
Composer and guitarist born in Moscow in 1969. Her work is related to the contemporary style.
She started playing guitar at eight and did her professional studies at the 48th Musical Moscow School and at the
Gnesin State School of Moscow.
From 1986 to 1988 she was a guitar teacher in State Schools of Moscow.
From 1987 until 1989 she was the main guitar player in the “Moment” Theater of Moscow.
In 1988 she participated as member of the ROSCONCERT Russian Filarmonic Society of Concert as a guitarist. From
1988 to 2003 she has played in Europe, Mexico, Cuba, and Costa Rica.
She has been living in Puebla, Mexico since 1992 and she works at the music College of BUAP (Arts-School of Puebla
University). In the same year she founded the “Ensemble de Guitarras” where she is the Director.
Since 1988 she has composed different compositions for guitar and some other instruments, the most know are:
Cycle of pieces ‘Mariposa (Butterfly)’, ‘Waltz-Scherzino’ (published for Maximenko’s ex-soviet Composer’s Editors),
‘The names of snow’, ‘The Dance of the wind and the chamman (the witch)’ and ‘Mirage’ for guitar and clarinet, the
concert ‘El Tren Oceanico (The Ocean train)’ for guitar and piano, ‘March’ for guitar and three clarinets, ‘En una noche
femenina (In a feminine night)’ written by charge of the Hispaniamerican Tijuana Center B.C., ‘Sonet’ for two guitars,
‘Mirage IV’ for clarinet and guitar, and ‘La flor recuerda a la lluvia (The flower remembering a raining)’.
In 1995 she recorded her first CD playing her own compositions. In December 1995 she got the mexican nationality.
In 1996 she won the National Award of the Guitar Contest in Xalapa Veracruz University, she also won the special
price for the best Mexican music interpretation and a special mention delivered by the composer Ramon Noble for the
best “Pasacalle in D minor” interpretation.
In 1997 she won the FONCA-PUEBLA scholarship in composition for young creators.
In 1998 she founded the “Marfil-Quarted” with some of her pupils and under her direction they recorded their first CD.
In 1998 she got the National FONCA (NATIONAL FOND CULTURY ART’S) scholarship for the best guitar player.
In the 1999 she recorded other two CD’s with Mexican and Russian compositions.
In 2000 Nadia Borislova has played with Orchestra as soloist in Morelia X International Guitar Festival and Puebla III
National Guitar Festival.
She received the recognition for her artistic aptitude given by the International Festival of the Arts Navachiste 2000,
in addition she won a special mention at the Interamerican meeting Festival of Poetry.
In the same year she won the National FONCA scholarship for the best Guitar player in a second chance again.
In 2001 she recorded two CD’s with Mauro Giuliani in his 220 aniversary, and VP Music Media published ‘La flor
recuerda a la lluvia’.
In 2002 the Benemerit University of Puebla published the ‘Practical Guitar Method vol.I’ and the ‘Cycle of pieces
Mariposa (Butterfly)’.
In 2003 she received the First National Award in Composition for her work for guitar “Under the effects of poetry” in
the First National Guitar Contest “Guitar without borders” in Chihuahua, Mexico.
In 2003 Syukhtun Editions, Sweden published again the ‘Cycle La mariposa’.
In 2003 Les Production d’Oz, Canada published ‘Soneto (for two guitars)’ y ‘El tren de medianoche’.
In 2004 Les Production d’Oz, Canada published ‘Los nombres de la nieve (The names of snow)’ y ‘Bajo los efectos de
la poesía’.
In 2004 she published La mariposa bruja in the magazines Acordes, Madrid, España, and the ‘Practical Guitar Method
vol.II (with CD)’, co-edition: Universidad Autónoma de Puebla and Les Production d’Oz, Canada.
In 2004 recorded the double CD “Lluvia de Sol” with hispano-american music.
Since 1999 she is the Artistic Director of the “Festival Nacional de Guitarra” en Puebla, Mexico, that is realized every
two years.
Borislova Nadia (italiano)
Chitarrista compositrice russa naturalizzata messicana. Ha studiato al Conservatorio di Mosca chitarra con Lev
A.Menró, direzione d'orchestra con Tatiana Yanchenko, e composizione con B.Borisovich Berenbaum.
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Borràs Teresa (español)
Borràs Teresa (español)
Teresa Borràs i Fornell(Manresa, 30-VII-1923; Mataró, 17-VII-2010) estudió en el Conservatorio Superior del Liceo de
Barcelona desde los ocho años y realizó las carreras de piano, guitarra y composición. Fue alumna de armonía,
contrapunto y composición de Cristòfor Taltabull y asistió a las clases de Agosti en la Accademia Chigiana de Siena
(Italia), obteniendo posteriormente una beca de esta institución para la clase de Composición de Frazzi. Más tarde
hizo dos cursos de clavicémbalo en el Conservatorio Superior Municipal de Barcelona. En 1979 se le concedió la beca
para asistir a las clases de composición de Rodolfo Hallfter en el Curso de Verano de Santiago de Compostela.
Como intérprete se destacó, sobre todo de 1947 a 1953, por los numerosos y excelentes conciertos de piano en los
que también interpretaba sus propias obras, pero su actividad concertística con gran nivel llega a principios de los 90.
Fue durante siete años profesora de piano y guitarra en la Escuela Municipal de Música de Manresa y profesora de
piano y armonía en la Escuela de Música de Mataró. De 1976 a 1988 fue profesora de Música en el Instituto Satorras
de Mataró.
Tiene una vasta y variada obra, sobre todo para piano, once obras para guitarra, y para el arpa, como instrumentos
solistas, y para todo tipo de combinación de instrumentos en música de cámara, entre las que se encuentran otras
once obras con guitarra. Entre sus obras estrenadas se cuentan seis sardanas para cobla.
Si bien a comienzos de los años 90 ha dejado de dar conciertos de piano por problemas de salud, siguió activa
componiendo en una Residencia de Mataró. Como ejemplo, siendo Teresa una gran conocedora de la guitarra, me ha
compuesto tres canciones para voz y guitarra, un precioso Impromptu para guitarra sola, que gentilmente me fue
dedicado, como así también una fantasía para guitarra y cuarteto de cuerdas, dos Sonatas para guitarra sola y varias
piezas para flauta y guitarra y violín y guitarra, todo en apenas tres años.
Su estilo transita por el atonalismo, la modalidad y la tonalidad, siempre con una dosis de libertad creadora que da
lugar a una obra de gran calado intelectual y, en conjunto, muy coherente. Fue socia honoraria de Mujeres en la
Murió en la tarde del sábado 17 de julio de 2010 en absoluta soledad. En soledad musical. La Música era su vida.
Borsari Amedée (français)
Amédée BORSARI est né à Paris le 23 décembre 1905. Elève du Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris
il étudia notamment le piano avec Falkenberg et l'harmonie avec Charles Silver avant de devenir élève de direction de
Vincent d'Indy à la Schola-Cantorum. Il obtint divers prix musicaux pour ses œuvres avec son Quintette avec piano
(1943), son Premier quatuor (1944) et son Divertissement sentimental (1956). Auteur de musique instrumentale :
Prélude pour la mort de Roland; Concerto américain (piano et orchestre); Concerto pour saxophone et orchestre à
cordes; 3éme Concerto pour clavecin ou piano et 11 instruments..., et de musique vocale et théâtrale, Amédée
Borsari, avec son style limpide, son langage direct et son lyrisme parfaitement maîtrisé s'inscrit dans la pure tradition
Bortolotti Mauro (italiano)
Nato nel 1926, ha studiato pianoforte con Caporali, organo con Germani e composizione con Goffredo Petrassi, presso
il Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia di Roma. Ha frequentato i corsi di Darmstadt. Per alcuni anni ha lavorato presso lo
studio di musica elettronica di Pietro Grossi a Firenze. E' stato tra i fondatori e fa parte dell'Associazione Nuova
Consonanza. Le sue opere sono eseguite nei più importanti festival italiani e internazionali di musica contemporanea.
Ha svolto attività didattica ed è stato membro del consiglio dei musicisti dell'Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese.
Börtz Daniel (english)
DANIEL BÖRTZ, born in 1943 in Osby in southern Sweden, studied violin for John Fernström in Lund and composition
for Hilding Rosenberg. Once at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm he studied violin for Charles Barkel and Josef
Grünfarb and composition for Karl-Birger Blomdahl (1962-65) and Ingvar Lidholm (1965-68). In the autumn of 1967
he studied electronic music for Gottfried Michael Koenig in Bilthoven, Holland. He was a deputy board member of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Music between 1969 and 1971, board member between 1971 and 1979, and secretary
between 1972 and 1979. He was a teacher of orchestration at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in the 1970s
and 80s, and president of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music between 1998 and 2003.
Initially, Börtz adopted the “Polish” tonal field of the 1960s, while a work as early as Voces for orchestra, three female
voices and tape (1966-68) also conveys a powerful social commitment. Although Börtz’s style went on to shift focus
from tone and additive form to a more linear style of writing in an organic form language, his compositions are
steeped from the beginning in a simplicity and austerity that bring out the lucidity of his emotionally charged
Despite the seminal chamber music works such as “String Quartet No.3” (1986) and the series of “Monologhi” for
different solo instruments, it is the symphony orchestra and music drama that have emerged as Börtz's primary
genres. Key works are also “Sånger om Döden” (“Songs about Death”) (1994), which recalls the epic song cycles of
the late romantic period, and the oratorio “Hans namn var Orestes” (“His Name was Orestes”) (2001-02).
“Sinfonia 1” (1963) heralded a period of extensive and important symphonic creation, with a new approach to tonality
and atonality, and what, for his contemporaries, were astonishing references to Bruckner. Of the nine symphonies
that ensued, one - “Sinfonia 2” - is as short as an overture, and another, thrice as long - “Sinfonia 6” - has a soprano
sing Shakespeare's sonnet 64 and create apocalyptic tonal atmospheres of disaster, war and death. “Sinfonia 7”
(1986) extends a sweeping arch over a dramatic plot-line that hints at the patterns of the classical-romantic
symphony. The solo concertos for trumpet, violin, clarinet, piano and recorder of the 1990s are seen by Börtz as an
extension of the symphonic genre.
Börtz's waxing interest in melodics (exemplified in an oboe concerto from 1986), the human voice (“Sinfonia 8” with
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Bosco Gilberto (italiano)
vocal parts to poems by Tomas Tranströmer, 1988) and the big philosophical questions culminated in a partnership
with director Ingmar Bergman in the music drama “Backanterna” (“The Bacchae”) (Royal Opera, 1991). Intrinsic to
this piece - as to Börtz's orchestral music - are the striking contrasts between violently powerful theatrical expression
in the crowd scenes and disasters, and the chamber-like serenity of the intimate dialogue parts. The drama
demanded of Börtz purity in the lines and a merciless clarity in the expletives. Börtz's other opera, “Marie Antoinette”
(Folkoperan, 1998), which he wrote to a libretto by Claes Fellbom, uses a kind of filmic method with numerous
flashbacks and flash-forwards to different times and places. The music switches rapidly between solo, dialogue,
ensemble and crowd-scene in a multicoloured tonal idiom that embodies everything from condensed chamber music
and borrowed tunes to the shocking musical eruption depicting the storming of the Bastille. A third opera, “Svall”,
again to Fellbom’s libretto, will be produced during the 2005-06 season as a collaboration between the Royal Opera
and Riksteatern. (Göran Bergendal, 2003, English translation: Neil Betteridge)
Web: (2012)
Bosco Gilberto (italiano)
Compositore italiano nato a Torino nel 1946. Ha studiato con C.Borsetti e M.Quaglio al Conservatorio di Torino. Ha
frequentato i corsi di Darmstadt.
Boselli Guido (italiano)
GUIDO BOSELLI è nato a Milano il 29 maggio 1960, ha studiato violoncello al conservatorio della sua città con Attilio
Ranzato e Bruno Vitali, diplomandosi nel 1981. Ha studiato composizione con Franco Donatoni e Sandro Gorli in
Conservatorio e presso la sezione di 'Musica contemporanea' della Scuola civica di Milano con Brian Ferneyhough. Si è
perfezionato in violoncello con Siegfied Palm e Adriano Vendramelli. Ha studiato Direzione d'orchestra con Pierangelo
Suoi lavori sono stati e vengono eseguiti in diverse rassegne concertistiche in Italia, Usa, Giappone, Spagna,
Germania. Svolge un'intensa attività concertistica come solista e in diverse formazioni cameristiche. Numerosi i
compositori che hanno scritto per lui.
Ha inciso diversi CD, quattro con Stradivarius: uno monografico sulle composizioni per archi soli di Bernd Alois
Zimmermann, uno dedicato alle opere cameristiche di Franco Donatoni con il Gruppo musica insieme di Cremona, uno
sul repertorio cameristico di Luis De Pablo con l'ensemble Nuove sincronie di Milano, e “Rotte sonore” con il Dedalo
ensemble di Brescia. Con la Ricordi ha pubblicato Limen 2001, musica per la Resistenza e un CD monografico con il
quartetto Spazio 900 con lavori di Gabrio Taglietti. Con Ars Publica il CD Doublenature (nel ruolo di compositore e di
esecutore). Suona stabilmente nel Gruppo musica insieme di Cremona, è stato il fondatore del quartetto d'archi
Nuove sincronie-Spazio 900, suona nel Dedalo ensemble di Brescia del quale è uno dei soci fondatori, nel New made
ensemble di Milano, collabora con numerosi ensemble.
È docente della cattedra di violoncello presso il Conservatorio di musica di Como ed è coordinatore e direttore
dell'Ensemble Laboratorio formato dagli allievi dello stesso istituto, ideato per approfondire il repertorio del '900
storico e contemporaneo nonché per fornire un servizio di lettura alle classi di Composizione; è docente del corso di
'Direzione e concertazione d'ensemble' riservato agli allievi iscritti ai trienni accademici di Composizione presso lo
stesso conservatorio.
Web: (2013)
Bosseur Jean-Yves (english)
Born 1947 in Paris, Jean-Yves Bosseur studied composition at the Rheinische Musikschule in Cologne, Germany, with
Karlheinz Stockhausen and Henri Pousseur. He obtained a Doctorate in Philosophy of Art at the University of Paris I.
At present he is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Jean-Yves Bosseur was
awarded prizes at the Royaumont Foundation competition, France, and the Gaudeamus Foundation competition,
Netherlands. He also wrote several works for television and is author of various books. Jean-Yves Bosseur is Cofounder of Groupe Intervalles.
Bottelier Ina (english)
Ina Bottelier (1943) studied guitar at the music conservatory of Zwolle and afterwards worked for a long period with
the eminent guitarist, composer and conductor Pereira Arias, who stimulated her in composing. She wrote for her
instrument, as well for strings, flute, oboe and saxophones and gained international succes with her vocal
compositions “Gedanken zu die Heimkehr”, “Quatre Poems de Ronsard” and “The Lament for Art O'Leary”. Her
compositions are published by Broekmans en van Poppel BV Amsterdam and Red Frog Music. Several of her
compositions where recorded for broadcast (NCRV, KRO and VPRO) and are played in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam
and all over Europe.
Bouchard Rémi (english)
Rémi Bouchard is a native of Western Manitoba, Canada. His musical education began in his hometown of Laurier
with the ‘Presentation of Mary’ nuns. He later graduated with a piano pedagogy diploma from the University of
Manitoba. He started teaching in Neepawa, Manitoba, and has been doing so since 1956. In April 1998 he received
the Manitoba Heritage Foundation’s ‘Heritage Publication Award’. Many of his piano works have been performed,
recorded, published and featured on radio broadcasts. Rémi has been recognized with two Honorary Licentiates – one
from Conservatory Canada and the other from Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music.
Web: (2011)
Boudounis Evangelos (english)
Evangelos Boudounis was born in Athens. He studied the guitar with Dimitris Fampas at the National Conservatory of
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Boulez Pierre (italiano)
Athens from where he graduated with honours. He continued his studies on a scholarship under the supervision of
Jose Tomas in Spain, Alirio Diaz in Italy and Alexander Lagoya in Canada.
In 1968 he won Second Prize in the International Guitar Competition in Czechoslovakia and the following year he was
honoured with the “Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco” award at the International Competition “Viotti” in Italy. He was also
honoured with first prize in the Competition of the Andres Segovia class in the Academy Of “Santiago de Compostella”
in Spain. Finally, a year later he won the first prize at the International Guitar Competition in Milan.
In 1969 he met Andres Segovia and had the privilege, at the invitation of the great guitarist, to attend private lessons
with him in Granada and Madrid for two years. Evangelos Boudounis has performed in Spain, Germany,
Czechoslovakia, Italy, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Sweden, Hungary, Canada, the United States, the Soviet Union,
Denmark, Holland, France as well as all over Greece. He has performed as a soloist with the National Orchestra of
Athens, Camerata of Athens, Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra, the “Patras Soloist”, “Colours Orchestra”, Philarmonia
Orchestra of Istanbul. He has also recorded for the Radio and has appeared repeatedly on T.V.
His relationship with Manos Hatzidakis and his long-lasting and close cooperation with him which started in 1975, was
so constructive, that Evangelos Boudounis considers him the most significant teacher he has ever had.
For many years now he has been working on guitar compositions, many of which were included in several of the CD's
he has recorded for companies such as “LYRA”, “MOTIVO” and “SIRIOS”. All his compositional works, transcriptions,
tutorial works, including this guitar method, are published in cooperation with the “Papagrigoriou-Nakas” company.
A long with his artistic career, he has been teaching guitar for many years, at the National Conservatory of Athens,
having creating a school of many outstanding and some of them famous guitarists. In 1993 he set up an orchestra
which consists solely of guitarist and is unique in Greece, and one of the few of its kind in Europe. A combination of
his artistic and teaching activity has been a series of Guitar Festivals and Seminars in Rethimno (1985-1986) and
Ioannina (1988-1993), in which Evangelos Boudounis has been the animating spirit as well as the main teacher.
Boulez Pierre (italiano)
Compositore e direttore d'orchestra francese nato a Montbrison nel 1925. Ha studiato con O.Messiaen, R.Leibowitz e
P.Schaeffer. Ha ricoperto prestigiosi incarichi in tutto il mondo, ed è considerato uno dei maggiori compositori viventi.
Bousquet Frédérique (français)
Frédérique Bousquet est née en 1959. Elle a étudié la guitare au conservatoire de Dijon et à l'E.N.M.D. de Chalon sur
Saône, où elle a obtenu le dipmôme de musicien animateur en 1980, une médaille d'or et un prix de
perfectionnement dans la classe de Gérard Reyne.
Elle a ensuite travaillé la guitare avec Tania Chagnot. Titulaire du Certificat d'aptitude aux fonctions de professeur de
guitare, elle enseigne à l'Ecole de Musique du Creusot depuis plus de 20 ans et est l'auteur de nombreux
arrangements et transcriptions pour ensembles de guitare joués- entre autres- au cours de stages où elle enseigne en
compagnie de Raul Maldonado, Delia Estrada, Jacques Audet.
Poursuivant parallèlement une carrière de concertiste, elle a joué à plusieurs reprises en duo avec Raul Maldonado
ainsi qu'en soliste, dans des programmes qui allient la musique d'inspiration populaire et les grandes pièces du
répertoire de la guitare.
Web: (2011)
Boyadjian Hayg (english)
Hayg Boyadjian was born in 1938 in Paris, France. At an early age he immigrated with his family to Buenos Aires,
Argentina, where he started his musical studies at the Liszt Conservatory. In 1958 he immigrated to the USA, and
presently lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. In the USA he continued his musical studies as a special student first at
the New England Conservatory and later at Brandeis University. Among his teachers were Beatriz Balzi (student of
Alberto Ginastera, with whom Boyadjian had several consulting meetings), Seymour Shifrin, Alvin Lucier, and Edward
He has composed a large number of works from chamber to symphonic. Many of his compositions have been
performed throughout the world: USA, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Russia, France, Holland, England, Spain,
Armenia and others.
A number of his scores are available through the American Music Center, New York and on the internet through
Sibelius Music.
Some of his chamber and symphonic compositions are recorded on the following CD labels: Living Music; Society of
Composers Recordings; North/South Consonance Recordings; and Opus One Recordings.
He is a member of the Composers' Union of Armenia, ASCAP, Society of Composers, the MacDowell Colony, and
others. His name is found in the Who's Who in American Music, the International Who's Who in Music.
He has received awards from ASCAP, Meet the Composer, the Lexington Arts Council-MA, the New England
Foundation-Meet the Composer, the Fiftieth Anniversary Commission Project-American Music Center, and others.
A number of his writings on music and a number of his poems have been published in various publications.
Bournet Patric (français)
Né le 26,01.1966. A étudié la guitare avec son frère Pascal, et DAVEZAC, DUMOND, NA TAF ; la composition avec
COX, DELPLACE; le jazz avec CULLAZ, CURBILLON, SYLVESTRE etc. Participation au disque de “Echos d’Amérique du
Sud” (Adda). Enseigne au C.A.P. de Porchefontaine.
Bozza Eugène (italiano)
Flautista e compositore francese nato a Nizza morto a Valenciennes. Ha ricoperto l'incarico di direttore della Opera
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Bracanin Philip (english)
Comique de Paris, e collaborato con il Gruppo dei Sei. Ha composto numerose opere per strumenti a fiato in stile
Bracanin Philip (english)
Philip Bracanin is an Australian of Dalmatian parentage. From the age of six he received piano lessons and
subsequently studied music and mathematics at the University of Western Australia, where he was awarded MA and
PhD degrees for analytical studies of contemporary music. Dr Bracanin is currently Professor of Music at The
University of Queensland, where for nine years he was the Dean of the Faculty of Music. Currently he is Head of the
School of Music.
Included amongst his works are numerous chamber pieces (including three string quartets), solo song cycles with
both piano and orchestral accompaniments, choral works, concerti for piano, violin, viola, cello, oboe, clarinet,
trombone, guitar, two for orchestra and three symphonies. In 1988 Bracanin was Composer-in-Residence at the
Anglo-Australian Music Festival in Birmingham, England. In 1991 he fulfilled a similar role at the Bournemouth
International Festival, at which two of his works were performed, including a festival commission. In May 1995 his
First Symphony was premièred by the Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra in Pusan, Korea, and in September his Second
Choral Symphony was premièred. Additionally, in 1995 his Guitar Concerto won the APRA Award for the best
Australian Classical Composition.
His music has been recorded in Australia, Germany, Finland and in the former Yugoslavia, and performed in Australia,
Europe, Korea and the U.S.A.
Brady Tim (English)
Tim (Timothy Wesley John) Brady. Composer, guitarist, b Montreal 11 Jul 1956; BFA (Concordia) 1978, M MUS jazz
performance and composition (New England Conservatory) 1980. He studied with Claude Dyotte (guitar, Montreal
1975-8), Mick Goodrick and Thomas McKinley (guitar and composition respectively, Boston 1978-80), James McKay
(conducting, Toronto 1982-4), and Odaline de la Martinez (conducting, London 1986-7). Based in Toronto 1980-6 and
in Montreal after 1987, Brady pursued parallel and equally productive careers as a composer in idioms ranging from
serialism to minimalism and as a performer in jazz and, latterly, electroacoustic settings.
Brady led a succession of small jazz ensembles during the 1980s in Toronto and Montreal clubs and for CBC and BBC
broadcasts. He also appeared in solo and/or duo settings at festivals in Edmonton (Jazz City, 1985), Ottawa (1987,
1989), and Victoriaville (1989). In 1989 he supplanted his jazz group with a chamber sextet, Bradyworks, which
premiered his dance/jazz work Inventions that year and The Songline, in part a minimalist piece, in 1990. Bradyworks
toured in Canada three times (1991, 1994, and 2000), performed in New York in 1991 and 2001, and toured Europe
in 2003. Brady also toured North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia extensively as a soloist, performing his own
music as well as new works commissioned from other composers. In 2002-3, he performed in Montreal, New York,
and Marseille with the Nouvel Ensemble Modern, premiering his guitar concerto Playing Guitar.
While his early recordings, particularly for the Montreal-based Justin Time label, were primarily jazz based, the years
after 1994 saw him concentrating on through-composed pieces and increasingly focused on densely layered forms
that included as many as 20 multi-tracked guitars on the recording Twenty Quarter-Inch Jacks (2002). His recordings
have featured a wide range of collaborators, including jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, bassist Neil Swainson, drummer
Terry Clarke, the Penderecki String Quartet, harpsichordist Vivé Vinçent, vocalist Annie Tremblay, the saxophone
quartet Quasar, and the big band Kappa.
Music Promotion:
As a founder and 1983-6 first artistic director of Contemporary Music Projects in Toronto, Brady organized concerts at
the Music Gallery by Gil Evans in 1984 and Kenny Wheeler in 1985 with an ad hoc orchestra of local musicians. Brady
conducted for the latter event. In 1994 he founded Innovations en concert to produce new music concerts in
Montreal, and in 2000 co-founded Concerts M, a production company for Bradyworks and Quatuor Bozzini. He
organized two international festivals of electric guitar, The Body Electric (1997) and Guitarévolution (2002), which
staged concerts in Montreal and other Canadian cities.
Web: (2015)
Bräm Thüring (italiano)
Compositore e direttore d'orchestra svizzero nato a Bâle nel 1944. Ha studiato alle Università di Bâle ed Heidelberg.
Ha soggiornato negli Stati Uniti, e successivamente diretto il Conservatorio di Lucerna.
Braga Antonio (italiano)
Compositore nato a Napoli nel 1929. Nel 1954 si è trasferito in Paris, dove è stato allievo di D.Milhaud. Il suo stile
rievoca il folklore partenopeo e la musica esotica.
Bratus Eligio (italiano)
Ha studiato chitarra al Conservatorio di Piacenza nella classe del maestro Mauro Storti. Successivamente al diploma si
è perfezionato ai corsi di Trivero e Chatillon con i maestri Angelo Giardino e Luigi Riscaldi. Ha studiato composizione
all’Istituto “G. Rusconi” di Rho (Milano) con il maestro marino Pessina.
Nel dicembre del 1997 ha ottenuto, con la composizione per chitarra sola Six pièces il secondo premio al Concorso
internazionale di composizione di Varenna (Lecco).
La sua produzione chitarristica è costituita da oltre cinquanta opere. Suoi lavori vengono spesso eseguiti in importanti
rassegne musicali.
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Braun Yehezkel (english)
Braun Yehezkel (english)
From the age of two Yehezkel Braun, born 1922, was brought up in Israel, in close contact with Jewish and EastMediterranean traditional music. The influence of this background is clearly felt in his compositions. He is a graduate
of the Israel Academy of Music and holds a Master's degree in Classical Studies from Tel Aviv University. In 1975 he
studied Gregorian chant with Dom Jean Claire at the Benedictine monastery of Solesmes in France. His main
academic interests are traditional Jewish melodies and Gregorian chant. He lectured on these and other subjects, at
universities and congresses in England, France, the United States and Germany. Yehezkel Braun is Professor Emeritus
at Tel Aviv University.
Yehezkel Braun was, in 2001, recepient of the Israel Prize for Music.
Bravi Daniele (english)
Daniele Bravi (Rome, 1974) started studying composition at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome where he
achieved his diploma with the maximum credits and distinction and the prize of the best diploma of the year.
After the diploma he studied with Ivan Fedele at the Conservatoire National de Règion in Strasbourg and with
Salvatore Sciarrino, Pascal Dusapin, Wolgang Rihm ed Helmut Lachenmann.
He has been selected by the comitè de lecture of the IRCAM and the Ensemble Intercontemporain to participate at the
stage de composition et d'informatique musicale 2006.
His music is based on an accurate research of tone colours which he achieves by using classical instruments and on
the manipulation of the concept of time: the extremely conscious use of the sound material enables him to control
impressions of the flow of time.
Daniele Bravi's musical ideas are connected with philosophy, mathematics, physics and architectural principals like on
La Curva di Lìgaso (2004) for piano, Rifrazioni Lontane (2004) for orchestra (first price at the Musica Europa-2004
competition), Meditazione Prima 'in co' - Hommàge à Descartes (2002) for ensemble and the recent work Quartetto
n.2 (2005) for string quartet performed by the Arditti quartet.
His music has been exhibited in several festivals.
Three of his piano compositions were selected as obligatory material for The 10 th Piano Competition of Pietro
Squartini (1998) and they were extracted in two works published by Bèrben.
(CV updated to January 2007)
Bredemeyer Reiner (english)
Reiner Bredemeyer was born in 1928 in Columbia. He studied music in Munich and settled in East Berlin in 1954,
where he completed his composition studies with Wagner-Régeny, also working closely with Paul Dessau. Until 1994
he was active as composer and musical director of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. His widely coloured ouevre
contains not only the most varied song-genres (from concert-songs to dramatic-songs) but also many works for
different chamber ensembles and orchestra. Bredemeyer also composed important works for the stage, amongst
them music to texts by Berthold Brecht. Reiner Bredemeyer died in 1995 in Berlin.
Bredemeyer Reiner (italiano)
Compositore tedesco nato in Colombia. Dopo aver studiato a Monaco si è trasferito ad est ed è stato direttore
musicale del Deutsches Theater di Berlin. Ha collaborato con B.Brecht.
Bréguet Jacques (italiano)
Questo giovane e promettente musicista che ha vinto il I Premio del Concorso di Composizione indetto per l'anno
1957 dall'Associazione Chitarristica Italiana (Da
quando l'A.C.I. organizza il Concorso di Composizione e questa la prima volta che il
I premio viene assegnato), con la composizione per chitarra solista “Suite” (omaggio
ai liutisti italiani) e nato il 7 aprile 1933 a Beauvais presso Parigi da genitori svizzeri residenti in Francia. Dotato di un
naturale temperamento musicale, gia a sei anni inizio lo studio del pianoforte studio che ebbe poi temporaneamente
ad interrompere per causa della guerra e per conseguire il baccellierato. A 19 anni decise di dedicarsi esclusivamente
alla musica, ed a tale scopo si iscrisse al Conservatorio di Ginevra frequentando i corsi di pianoforte, organo, chitarra
(che gia aveva iniziato a suonare a Parigi) solfeggio, armonia, storia della musica ecc. Dopo tre anni lascio
definitivamente gli studi di pianoforte per dedicarsi esclusivamente a quelli di organo e chitarra.
Successivamente si trasferi al Conservatorio di Losanna diplomandosi in organo con il M. Georges Cramer,
perfezionandosi poi ulteriormente, tanto da conseguire pure un premio di virtuosismo. Relativamente alla chitarra,
egli ha continuato gli studi sotto la guida del M. José de Azpiazu, interessandosi particolarmente allo studio delle
tabulature e delle trascrizioni. Suoi principali insegnanti sono stati: per l'organo, Pierre Segond e Georges Cramer; per
il pianoforte, Jolmy Aubert e Louis Hiltbrand; per la chitarra, José de Azpiazu; per la teoria, Henri Gagnebin, Bernard
Reichel, Albert Payehere. Nel 1955 egli si e sposato con una pianista armena, compagna di studi al Conservatorio di
Nel 1956 e entrato come professore di Chitarra alla Scuola Filarmonica di Friburgo e piu recentemente alla Scuola
delle Arti d'Annecy (Francia . Alta Savoia). La sua attivita di compositore e logicamente ancora limitata come quantita
di opere, limitandosi a qualche pezzo per chitarra solista, due chitarre, piano e canto, trascrizioni di Autori antichi.
Delle sue opere, attualmente sono pubblicate solamente (Ed. Lemoine . Parigi) 24 trascrizioni per chitarra da musiche
di Bach, Purcell, Clerambault, Champion de Charbonnieres e Carlos Seixas.
(L’Arte Chitarristica n.66, Dicembre 1957)
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Brena Antonio (italiano)
Brena Antonio (italiano)
Antonio Brena, diplomato in Composizione presso il Conservatorio di Padova, ha seguito i corsi internazionali di
direzione d’orchestra a Bucarest (Romania) tenuti dal M° Costantin Bugeanu e i “Meister Kurse” di Vienna, presso il
Conservatorio di Stato, sotto la guida di Julius Kalmar.
Ha composto varia musica vocale e strumentale più volte eseguita in manifestazioni pubbliche.
Laureato in psicologia presso l’Università di Padova ha anche seguito corsi di cibernetica musicale a Pamparato.
Pubblicista, è collaboratore di Piano Time e Amadeus ed è critico musicale del quotidiano Bergamo Oggi. Attualmente
si sta perfezionando alla “Scuola di Musica” di Fiesole sotto la guida di Camillo Togni. (2010)
Brenet Therese (english)
Musical studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique, Paris, where she is awarded the Rome Grand Prix
in 1965. After her stay at the Medicis Villa she is appointed professor at the abovementioned music academy in Paris
in 1970. Since then she devotes her professional life to teaching and musical creation.
(Panorama de la musique contemporaine, Editions Transatlantiques, Paris, 1984)
Bresgen Cesar (italiano)
Compositore, organista e pianista austriaco nato a Firenze morto a Salisburgo. Ha studiato composizione a Monaco e
successivamente con Hindemith. Il suo stile si ispira al neoclassicismo e a B.Bartók.
Breville Pierre de (english)
Pierre Onfroy de Breville was born on 21 February 1861 at Bar-le-Duc, 240 km east of Paris, into a family of the
French gentry. The family had no history of musical talent, although Pierre's paternal grandmother was a keen artist
and his older brother Jacques became a well-known illustrator.
Not unusually for someone of his family background, Pierre was intended initially for a diplomatic career and,
accordingly, studied law at university, graduating in 1882. But his childhood passion for music was not to be denied.
Before he had graduated from his legal studies two important developments had occurred which were to have farreaching consequences for his subsequent musical career. In 1880, at the encouragement of composer Vincent
d'Indy, whom he had recently befriended, he became a member of the Societe Nationale de Musique (SNM), a body
formed in 1871 by Saint-Saens, initially to promote French music. During its long history the society oversaw the
premieres of many masterpieces of French chamber music. Pierre de Breville was to be involved with the SNM in
various capacities for much of his life.
The second development was Pierre's entry in 1881 into formal music education. In that year he joined the harmony
class of Theodore Dubois, at the Paris Conservatoire. However, this proved to be an unsatisfactory move, and in
1882, abandoning his intended diplomatic career, he became a pupil of Cesar Franck.
The year 1882 also saw de Breville's first pilgrimage to Bayreuth to hear the music of Wagner, of which he was
already a passionate devotee. There were to be many more such trips. Indeed, de Breville retained a life-long
enthusiasm for Wagner (and for travel). In his own music, however, he managed to avoid the wholesale Wagnerian
influence that affected so many of his compatriots. On the completion of his studies with Franck, in 1886, de Breville
made his only attempt at the annual Prix de Rome corn-petition, without success. (Many of France's leading
composers, most famously Berlioz and Ravel, had poor luck with this competition).
With his formal musical studies over, Pierre de Breville undertook a range of musical activities. At different periods of
his life he occupied himself variously in musical journalism, transcribing and arranging, playing the organ in a Paris
church, and teaching. Though he applied himself conscientiously to all these occupations, the American scholar Mimi
S. Daitz suggests that none of them was financially necessary for him, owing to his family's wealth.
De Breville's two main teaching appointments were first at the Schola Cantorum and later, on the invitation of Gabriel
Faure, at the Paris Conservatoire. At the Schola Cantorum, where he taught counterpoint from 1898 to 1902, one of
his pupils was the composer and writer Gustave Samazeuilh, who was later to compose a work for Segovia. De
Breville's successor as counterpoint teacher was Albert Roussel, another composer of a piece for Segovia. During de
Breville's second period as a teacher, at the Paris Conservatoire in the First World War, one of his most distinguished
pupils was the pianist Vlado Perlemuter, who later recalled him as an effective though unorthodox teacher and a
generous helper to students in financial difficulties.
Composition, however, was a constant thread in de Breville's life. He composed over 150 vocal works and 40
instrumental pieces, his first published works appearing in 1888 and his last being composed just a couple of years
before his death. Some of his songs achieved considerable popularity in his lifetime, and the best of them, according
to Mimi S. Daitz, are not shamed by the works of Faure, Ravel, and Duparc. De Breville himself set considerable store
by his opera Eros Vainqueur, completed in 1905, and first performed in Brussels in 1910 to a favourable reception,
despite a weak libretto.
The SNM formed another constant thread in de Breville's life. During Vincent d'Indy's long tenure as president of the
society, from 1890 to 1931, de Breville did much behind-the-scenes work, and indeed for a period from 1890 was
secretary to the society. On the death of the composer Gabriel Pierne, in 1937, de Breville assumed the presidency of
the society. (This year, coincidentally, also saw Joaquin Rodrigo enrolled as a member.) However, de Breville's reign
as president was destined to be short. In 1939, he tendered his resignation following a general meeting at which
changes to the society's constitution were proposed and accepted, against his wishes. A prime mover behind these
changes, which were designed to ensure that new music had more advocacy on the committee, was Henri Martelli,
himself the composer of a fine, recently found guitar work for Segovia.
Following his resignation from the SNM, de Breville continued to compose, but an accident in 1947 severely curtailed
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Briano Giovanbattista (italiano)
his activities. His death on 23 September 1949 is believed to have been the result of a heart attack. He was buried in
the Montparnasse cemetery. During his long life he had been a well-liked figure on the French musical scene, and
counted many of his country's leading composers and musicians (and writers) among his friends. (Allan Clive Jones,
Classical Guitar Magazine, January 1992)
Briano Giovanbattista (italiano)
Cultore di chitarra italiano nato a Savona. Si è diplomato presso il Liceo musicale N.Paganini di Genova. Direttore di
complessi ed Istituzioni musicali, ha svolto anche attività liutistica collaborando a riviste specializzate.
Briasco Pino (italiano)
È nato a Varazze nel 1940.
Ha studiato a Genova sotto la guida del M° Carlo Palladino. Le sue personalissime interpretazioni, caratterizzate da
un’estetica sonora estremamente variegata e duttile, gli hanno valso importanti riconoscimenti, fra iquali
l’affermazione di due edizioni al Festival Nazionale di Ancona, il Premio Liguria per la Musica e l’alto onore del Grifo
d’Argento della città di Genova per l’opera di ricerca e divulgazione nel mondo della musica da camera di Niccolò
Quale componente del Quartetto Paganini ha al suo attivo con la casa discografica Dynamic l’incisione di alcuni duetti
per chitarra e violino e dell’Opera Omnia dei quartetti per violino, viola, violoncello e chitarra di Niccolò Paganini.
Ha fatto parte quale Commissario di Giuria in concorsi Nazionali ed Internazionali fra i quali: Concorso Internazionale
di Milano, di Ercolano, Genova, Ancona, Bardolino, Desenzano del Garda, Alessandria e altri.
Oltre all’attività didattica svolta quale Docente presso il Conservatorio “N. Paganini” di Genova, alla ricerca e
divulgazione della letteratura chitarristica e anche in considerazione dei vari concerti tenuti in Italia, Germania,
Francia, Iugoslavia, Lussemburgo, Russia, Spagna, Svezia, Inghilterra, in Kuwait e Siria, si è imposto alla favorevole
attenzione della critica e al caloroso consenso del pubblico. È dedicatario di brani per lui espressamente scritti da
compositori fra i quali Angelo Gilardino, Sergio Chiereghin, Giuseppe Manzino, Adriano Lincetto, Flavio Scogna, Alojse
Vecchiato, Giusto Franco, Federico Orsolino, Roberto Beltrami, Rolf Ranehov, Anselmo Bersano, Raffaele Cecconi,
Mario Gangi e altri.
Alcune sue revisioni di M. Giuliani, A. Piccinini, G.B. Granata, S.L. Weiss, L. Roncalli, oltre a composizioni originali,
figurano nel catalogo delle edizioni Zanibon di Padova.
Altri suoi brani sono pubblicati dalla Citrinen HB Malmö (Svezia).
Nel settembre 2008 ha ricevuto la Chitarra d’Oro per la didattica, Premio Città di Alessandria, in occasione del
tredicesimo Convegno Italiano di Chitarra.
Dallo stralcio di una recensione dal Tagblatt di Heidelberg, in occasione di una esecuzione trasmessa in diretta dalla
Deutscher Rundfunk: “Il chitarrista Pino Briasco tesseva con intima e vissuta dedizione melodie ricche di espressione
e ritmi di molteplici strutture. Il valore della sua esecuzione non deriva da un fattore puramente tecnico, ma
soprattutto da una calda e sentita musicalità interiore”.
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Brideoake Peter (italiano)
Chitarrista compositore australiano nato in Adelaide. Ha iniziato la carriera come chitarrista in un gruppo pop, quindi
ha studiato composizione con Richard Meale al Elder Conservatorium of Music.
Brings Allen (english)
A native of New York City, Allen Brings received a bachelor of arts degree magna cum laude from Queens College and
a master of arts degree from Columbia University, where he was a Mosenthal Fellow and a student of Otto Luening,
and a doctorate in theory and composition from Boston University, where he was a teaching fellow and a student of
Gardner Read. In 1962 he was a Naumburg Fellow at Princeton University, where he studied with Roger Sessions. He
has twice served as chairman of the eastern region of the American Society of University Composers and is currently
vice-president of Connecticut Composers. His published compositions, which include works for orchestra, band,
chorus, a wide variety of chamber ensembles, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and voice, have been recorded for
Navona Records, Capstone, Centaur, Grenadilla, Contemporary Record Society, North/South Consonance, Arizona
University Recordings, and Vienna Modern Masters. A pianist as well as a composer, Brings has performed extensively
both here and abroad especially in programs of music for piano, four-hands, with Genevieve Chinn, with whom he has
recorded for Orion, CRI, and Centaur. He is also co-author of A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony, published by W.
W. Norton, and has contributed articles to College Music Symposium, Contemporary Music Newsletter, Society of
Composers Newsletter, New Music Connoisseur, New Oxford Review, ComposerUSA, sounding board, and Adoremus
Bulletin. He is Professor Emeritus of Music at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College of the City
University of New York, where he was co-ordinator of the theory and ear training program, and is a director of the
Weston Music Center and School of the Performing Arts in Weston, Connecticut, where he teaches piano and theory.
Web: (2011)
Britten Benjamin (italiano)
Compositore, pianista e direttore d'orchestra inglese nato a Lowestoft morto ad Aldeburgh. Allievo di J.Ireland e
F.Bridge, ha soggiornato in USA dal '39 al '42. Compositore popolarissimo e fondatore del 'Festival di Aldeburgh' e del
'English Opera Group'.
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Brizzi Aldo (français)
Brizzi Aldo (français)
Aldo Brizzi est né à Alessandria en Italie en 1960.
Aprés des études de composition musicale avec Aldo Clementi, Brian Ferneyhough et Niccolò Castiglioni. Il a
également étudié la direction d'orchestre avec Franco Ferrara et Sergiu Celibidache et suivi des cours avec Leonard
Bernstein. Doctorat en Musicologie à l'Université de Bologna.
Prix “Venezia Opera Prima” en 1981, prix de l'Année Européenne de la Musique organisé par la ville de Cologne en
collaboration avec la Biennale de Venise, le Festival d'Autumne de Paris et la WDR (Cologne) 1985, prix “Franco
Evangelisti”, Rome 1986, prix “Junge Komponisten Forum” WDR Cologne 1989, “Jeune Talent de la Fondation Sophia
Antipolis” 1989.
La musique de Brizzi a été jouée par l'Orchestre de Jeunesse de la Communauté Européenne, l'Orchestre de la Radio
de Baden-Baden, l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, l'Orchestre Symphonique de Bamberg, l'Orchestre de la
Radio Danoise, l'Orchestre du Festival de Montepulciano, l'Ensemble de cordes de la Philharmonique de Berlin,
l'Orchestre de Venise, l'Ensemble Köln, l'Ensemble 2E2M, l'Ensemble de cuivres et percussions de l'EIC, le Singcircle
de Londres, l'Ensemble Ars Nova, le Quatuor Arditti, etc. Commandes de d'Etat Français, Festival de Donaueschingen,
Radio France, Fondation Royaumont, A.SA.FRA., Ville de Bielefeld, Institut de Culture Suisse à Rome, Festival del
Centro Historico, Mexico.
Aldo Brizzi a entamé aussi une carrière de chef d'orchestre. En 1990-94 il a été le directeur musical de l'Ensemble de
Ferienkurse de Darmstadt. Est actuellement le chef de Akanthos Ensemble. A dirigé avec l'Ensemble de la
Philharmonique de Berlin, l'Orchestre de Chambre de Santa Cécilia à Rome, l'Orchestre Symphonique de Bamberg,
l'Orchestre Haydn de Bolzano, l'Orchestre de Caen, l'Israel Chamber Ensemble, l'Orchestre Symphonique National de
México, Orchestre de l'Université de Bahia, l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Cluj, l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Kisinew,
l'Orchestre Régional de Lazio/Rome, l'Ensemble Recherche de Freiburg, l'Itinéraire de Paris, Accroche-Note de
Strasbourg. A dirigé des opéras contemporaines à “Musica” Strasbourg, Hebbel Theater Berlin, Opéra de Lille, Theatre
Rivoli de Porto, De Sigel Anverse, Theatre d'Orléans, etc. En 1993 inauguration des “World Music Days” aux
Pyramides de Teotihuacan (Mexique) face à 4.000 personnes.
“Superchoc” de Le Monde de la Musique pour le double CD Salabert/Harmonia Mundi 1990. “Diapason d'or” pour un
CD de musique de chambre de Scelsi INA/Mémoire vive 1993. En 1998 “The Labyrinthe Trial”, CD monographique du
Brncic Gabriel (español)
Director Artístico de la Fundación Phonos de Barcelona, Profesor Asociado del Gabinete de Música Electroacústica de
Cuenca desde 1989, director de los Seminarios sobre Música y Ordenadores de la Universidad Menéndez Pelayo
(1991-95) y director de los cursos Eines de Creació Musical de Phonos de Barcelona, Gabriel Brncic ha trabajado
desde 1960 en las nuevas disciplinas musicales relacionadas con las tecnologías del siglo XX.
Desde su primera composición de música concreta, “Génesis”, realizada en el estudio de grabación de la Facultad de
Ciencias y Artes musicales de la Universidad de Chile, pasando por obras electroacústicas realizadas en el Instituto Di
Tella de Buenos Aires, como es el caso de las partes electrónicas de “Dialexis” y de los “Quodlibets” IV y VIII, y
siguiendo por obras realizadas en la Fundación Phonos, el GME de Cuenca, el Groupe de Musique Experiméntale de
Bourges y otros laboratorios, conjuntamente con una gran producción de música instrumental de todos los géneros,
su música busca una variedad de maneras de escuchar y valorar los procesos afectivos relacionados con el sonido.
Desde esta perspectiva ha sido presentado en 1996, en el Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona -A la
Recerca de Noves Realitats Transitòries: Homenaje al compositor Gabriel Brncic- un concierto en que se pudieron
escuchar obras para instrumentos tradicionales con tratamiento electroacústico, música electroacústica pura y obras
mixtas, en un resumen antológico de su producción.
Brondi Maria Rita (italiano)
Maria Rita Brondi (1889-1941) fu concertista, cantante, compositrice ed uno dei primi storici dello strumento in Italia.
Ella fu allieva dell'anziano Luigi Mozzani, ma specialmente di F. Tàrrega (che le dedicò un Minuetto, edito dal periodico
“Il Plettro”). Ella era rinomata per l'uso di lunghe unghie ed una artificiale metallica sul pollice (si veda la voce
“unghie” nel celebre Diccionario di D. Prat). La sua ricerca nel campo della storia della chitarra ebbero il frutto con le
voci “Liuto” e “Chitarra” nella celebre enciclopedia Treccani ed il volume “Liuto e chitarra” (cfr la bibliografia).
Tra le sue opere sono da menzionare la melodia folk-medley Melodia del Sannio e Studio, editi da Chiappino di Torino,
ed presumibilmente altre poche pagine (come “Romance au rouet” per voce e chitarra), che sono ad oggi inedite.
Brophy Gerard (english)
(b. 1953)
Born in Sydney, Gerard Brophy (Australia in 1953) began his studies in the classical guitar at the age of twenty-two.
In 1976 he participated in a four-month masterclass with the Brazilian guitarist Turibio Santos. The following year he
attended a composition seminar directed by Mauricio Kagel in Basel. He then studied composition with Don Banks,
Anthony Gilbert and Richard Toop at the NSW Conservatory of Music, graduating as Student of the Year in 1982.
Brophy has been awarded numerous composition prizes, including the inaugural NSW Premiers Composers Award, the
1988 Budapest International Composers Award and the 1988 Barlow International Orchestral Award. His Linia for
twelve instruments, Exu for amplified violin and orchestra, Orfeo for string orchestra, and Shiver for mezzo-soprano
and ensemble were selected for performance at the ISCM World Music Days of 1981, 1984, 1986 and 1991
respectively. His music has been performed at all the major festivals, including the Gaudeamus Music Week, Warsaw
Autumn, Nuova Consonanza, Nuovi Spazi Musicali and the Zagreb Biennale. Gerard Brophy has received Australia
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Broqua Alfonso (english)
Council Composer Fellowships, an Italian government scholarship and scholarships from the Accademia Musicale
Chigiana di Siena and the Paris Conservatoire. His first composer fellowship enabled him to study with Franco
Donatoni in Italy in 1982-’83. In June 1983 he graduated from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with
top honours. That same year he was assistant to Donatoni, as well as attending the composition class at the
Accademia Chigiana. Gerard Brophy’s music has been commissioned and performed by some of the world’s leading
ensembles, such as the St. Louis, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Nash
Ensemble, Het Nieuw Ensemble, Gruppo Musica d’Oggi, Het Trio, Chicago Pro Musica, Ensemble Octandre and
Ensemble l’Itineraire. His music has been regularly broadcast in Europe, Japan, United States and Australia, and has
appeared in the major subscription series of the Chicago Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, Pompidou Centre
and in the Dutch Proms. On his return to Australia in late 1983, Gerard Brophy was appointed the inaugural
composer-in-residence at Musica Viva Australia. This was followed by other residencies with the Australian Chamber
Orchestra, Queensland Conservatory and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.
Broqua Alfonso (english)
Uruguayan composer, his works were inspired by his homeland folklore and the French Impressionism which he met
in Paris, where he studied and settled since 1922. He wrote Evocaciones criollas, Sept Etudes Créolles for solo Guitar
and El Tango for two Guitars. (Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Broqua Alfonso (español)
(Montevideo, 1876 - París, 1946)
Escritor y compositor. Primero estudió en la Schola Cantorum de París con Vincent D’Indy, y asistió al surgimiento del
así llamado impresionismo. Luego lo hizo con César Franck en Bélgica, donde se reunió y compartió ideas con el joven
Esuardo Fabini. Cuando Broqua vuelve a Montevideo en 1904, da comienzo el nacionalismo musical en nuestro país.
En 1910 estrena la primer obra de esta tendencia, “Tabaré”, sobre el poema de Juan Zorrilla de San Martín. Vuelvió a
París y tras un período de idas y venidas, se radicó finalmente en Francia en 1922. Murió a los setenta años, en 1946.
Dejó importantes textos críticos, publicados en su momento por el diario “El Siglo” de Montevideo. Sus numerosos
manuscritos se encuentran en la Sección Musicología del Museo Histórico Nacional, a la espera de un mayor contacto
con su público.
Brotons Salvador (italiano)
Compositore e flautista spagnolo nato a Barcellona nel 1959. Ha studiato flauto con il padre, al Conservatorio della
sua città e negli Stati Uniti (Florida), con X.Monsalvatge e R.Johnson. È molto apprezzato anche come direttore
Brouwer Leo (english)
Leo Brouwer was born Juan Leovigildo Brouwer in Havana, Cuba on 1st March 1939. He started to play the guitar at
the age of 13, drawn to it by the sounds of Flamenco and encouraged by this father, a doctor and himself an amateur
guitarist. His first real teacher was Isaac Nicola who was a pupil of Emilo Pujol (1886-1980) who in turn had been a
pupil of Francesco Tárrega (1852-1909). (Both of the latter are giants in the world of guitar, not only as players but
as composers and arrangers of other people's music). So Brouwer was part of the lineage of artists involved in
different aspects of music through the instrument and it was natural that he played the traditional repertoire of
classical and romantic pieces, giving his first public performance at the age of 17; but already his composing was
coming to the fore. Prelude (1956) and Fugue (1959), influenced by Bartok and Stravinsky, show an early awareness
of music outside the guitar. To further his musical education he went to America and studied composition at the
Julliard School and then at Hart College in Hartford.
Brouwer's early output (late 50's to early 60's) naturally embodies his own Cuban background and has the AfroCuban folk influence and rhythmic style. A good example of this period is Elogio de la Danza. Although for solo guitar,
the 2nd movement is a tribute to the Ballets Russes (a Stravinsky connection) and it has been choreographed. There
then followed works like Le Espiral Eterna. Guitar Concerto No. 1 and Cantincum the first part of which represents the
process by which an adult insect emerges from the pupa case and incidentally, incorporates the unusually rare
detuning of the guitars sixth string to E flat. This period incorporated the use of serial, 12 tone and open serial modes
which are somewhat avante garde in nature.
The latest period is almost minimalistic, not going so far as a Steve Reich, for instances, but an exploration of this is
evident. Brouwer describes it as a development of a modular system, Tres Ballades El Decameron Negro are probably
the first in this style and Hika, In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu (1996) in memory of the Japanese composer is the most
The history of the Classical Guitar has been well served by its players and composers in writing technical exercises
and studies for the instrument. Notably, Fernando Sor (1778-1839), Matteo Carcassi (1792-1853) and Heitor VillaLobos (1887-1959). To further the physical requirements of modern guitar playing Brouwer wrote early in his career
Etudes Simples “Nos 1 – 20 (simple studies). New students of the guitar should beware of the title,”simple” they are
not!. With these studies Brouwer has undoubtedly produced a major work in the development of guitar technique,
making them not only demanding but also very musical.
As well as original compositions, Brouwer is an avid arranger of other composers such as Scott Joplin Elite
Syncopations and The Entertainer and Lennon and McCartney's Fool on the Hill. These have been arranged for solo
As a prominent figure of the guitar, Brouwer is often in demand as a Jury member at Guitar competitions all over the
world. These often require him to conduct masterclasses and performance workshops. For the 1979 Esztergom Guitar
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competition in Hungary, Brouwer wrote and conducted Blue Skies and Smile, a piece performed under the dome of
the Basilica by the Bálint Bakfark guitar orchestra comprising 200 guitarists; a recording of which was broadcast by
the BBC. Brouwer is organiser of the Havana International Guitar Festival and Competition, which is held every two
years, and is still its Director.
So far we have only considered Leo Brouwer's association with the guitar, but his achievements in music go much
further. He is an accomplished composer for varied media including chamber and choral works, a modern ballet, even
pieces for wind band as well as many orchestral works. He has over 60 film scores to his credit, these through
involvement in the Cinema Industry in Cuba where he was Director of the Music Department of the Cinema Institute
(1961) and Musical Adviser to the National Radio and TV company of Havana, as well as the Professor of Composition
in the Music Conservatory.
As if all this were not enough, Brouwer is a respected conductor working with some of the best orchestras across the
world including Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The National Orchestra of Scotland, the Langham Chamber
Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Brouwer Leo (italiano)
Chitarrista e compositore cubano. La sua vasta produzione per chitarra si articola in diversi momenti caratterizati dal
rapporto con il folclore e con la musica contemporanea: dopo un primo periodo legato al materiale folclorico e
popolare cubano e dei rituali africani che a Cuba hanno una lunga tradizione, Brouwer si accosta ai linguaggi
dell’avanguardia (ad esempio Canticum, La espiral eterna, Parabola). Il Decameron Negro rappresenta l’apertura di
una nuova fase che Brouwer stesso chiama “iper-romanticismo” o “nuova semplicità”. Una parentesi minimalista
rappresentano, invece, i suoi Paisajes cubanos. (Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Brouwer Leo (español)
(Juan Leovigildo Brouwer)
Nació en La Habana, Cuba, el 1 de marzo de 1939. Es el más importante compositor cubano del siglo XX y, en el
campo específico de la guitarra, el más grande de los autores vivos.
Empezó estudiando el piano. En 1955, fue al Conservatorio pretendiendo estudiar guitarra flamenca, pero Isaac
Nicola, profesor de guitarra clásica, alumno de Emilo Pujol, lo persuade a que estudie guitarra clásica. Fue
influenciado por el neoclasicismo y el nacionalismo. Los músicos que influenciaron sus composiciones son Falla, Bartok
y Stravinski. Estudió composición en Europa.
Su música puede dividirse en 3 periodos: a) Un primer periodo (de 1956 a 1964), donde es influenciado por el
folklore afro-cubano y por los tres músicos anteriormente mencionados. Un buen ejemplo de este periodo es Preludio,
Fuga y Elogio de la Danza. b) El periodo de 1964 a 1968, donde sus ideas musicales son más importantes e incorporó
el uso del serialismo. Sobresalen La Espiral Eterna, Concierto para guitarra nº 1 y Canticum. c) El tercer periodo, de
1968 a adelante, con el aliterismo, casi minimalístico. El interprete tiene más libertad al tocar. Tres Ballades y
Decameron Negro son los primeros trabajos en este estilo.
Su obra incluye casi todos los géneros y es muy fecunda en la producción guitarrística. Hizo, también, arreglos de
otros compositores, como Scott Joplin (Elite Syncopations y The Entertainer) y Lennon y McCartney (Fool on the Hill),
así como, también, música para más de 60 películas.
Brown Earle (italiano)
Compositore americano nato a Lunenburg (Massachusetts). Ha studiato matematica e ingegneria meccanica. Allievo
di J.Cage e D.Tudor, ha occupato un posto di rilievo nell'avanguardia musicale americana.
Brustad Karsten (english)
Karsten Brustad (1959) studied classical guitar at The Norwegian State Academy of Music during the first half of the
1980s. He studied composition privately and has been working as a composer for the last twenty years.
Brustad has written music for orchestra, choir, various chamber music combinations and solo instruments. He is
particularly interested in combining electronic and acoustic instruments and has written several electro-acoustic
pieces of music. A number of Brustads pieces have been released on CD and he has received a series of commissions
and grants for his work.
Bryars Gavin (italiano)
Compositore, nato nello Yorkshire nel 1943. Ha sviluppato le sue doti artistiche nella cerchia di artisti sperimentali
(J.White), e ha collaborato con C.Cardew e J.Cage. Il suo stile risente di recniche minimaliste, impressioniste e del
Buarque De Hollanda Chico (italiano)
Pochi ricordano che Francisco “Chico” Buarque, in assoluto il protagonista più intenso e carico di vis poetica della
“nuova musica” brasiliana è figlio di uno storico e sociologo protagonista di primo piano del Modernismo Brasiliano
degli anni Venti. Eppure è da lì che arriva quello sguardo lucido e disincantato, quella capacità di sintesi finale che fa
di ogni sua canzone una specie di trattato estetico in nuce su mille possibilità espressive. A casa sua ascoltava Baden
Powell, Tom Jobim, Alaide Costa, Vinicius de Moraes: ecco il segreto della “complicata semplicità” delle canzoni che
avrebbe poi scritto (ma non si tratta solo di canzoni: Chico è anche un’eccellente penna letteraria nel senso stretto del
termine). Veri e propri puzzle dell’intelligenza, i suoi testi, abbastanza per conquistare alla sua musica anche i più
spregiudicati tropicalisti, abbastanza per finire, troppe volte, imbrigliato tra le maglie della censura. (da MONOGRAFIE
by New Age Music and New Sound, Anno IV n.18, 1996)
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Bucchi Valentino (italiano)
Bucchi Valentino (italiano)
Compositore, critico musicale e insegnante italiano nato a Firenze morto a Roma. Allievo di L.Dallapiccola e V.Frazzi.
Ha diretto il Conservatorio di Firenze.
Bucci Marco (italiano)
Diplomato in pianoforte al Conservatorio “A. Boito” di Parma, ha frequentato corsi di Composizione e Clavicembalo,
Etnomusicologia all'IIMC di Venezia, Musica per Film con Ennio Morricone all'Accademia Chigiana di Siena. Dedicatosi
all'esecuzione di musiche di scena nel teatro di prosa dal 1985 è stato in tournée in Italia e all'estero con le
compagnie Pupi e Fresedde (Angelo Savelli), Il Gran Teatro (Carlo Cecchi), Comp. Attori Insieme (Gennaro
Cannavacciuolo), Compagnia della Luna (Nicola Piovani).
Ha composto le musiche di scena per numerosi spettacoli per ragazzi.
È direttore d'orchestra e concertatore con la Compagnia Fiorentina di Operette.
Buck Ole (english)
Ole Buck (b. 1945) is one of the best kept secrets in Danish contemporary music. He is unknown to the general
public, esteemed by all who have heard his music. Ole Buck has developed his own “new simplicity” and has
worked with repetitions of a small number of crystallized tones, which are dabbed through the music like brush-stokes
in a Japanese drawing. With his pristine expressive idiom, many stylistic elements find a place in Buck’s music. His
works are elaborated down to the smallest detail, with many exquisite, elegant features. On the surface the music
may seem cool, but beneath this there are always narrative or playful elements. Ole Buck has composed several
chamber works in succession as well as instrumental works for large ensembles, for example the four-seasons piece
Landskaber (Landscapes).
Web: (2011)
Buckley Irene (english)
Irene Buckley is a composer living and working in Cork. She is currently completing a PhD in Composition at
University College Cork. She holds an MA in Music Technology from Queens University Belfast.
Her work is characterised by the dynamic interplay between the possiblities of classical acoustic and contemporary
digital instrumentation and sounds. Her pieces have ranged from scores for full orchestra to tape pieces to
interdisciplinary collaboration, and have been performed in locations that scale from the grandiose to the peculiar:
Carnegie Hall (NY), Tycho Brahe Planetarium (Copenhagen), Brooklyn First Presbyterian Church (NY), Galeria Kronika
(Poland), Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam).
A number of recordings feature Irene's work, including the DVD proceedings of the International Computer Music
Festival, 2006, and the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival compilation CDs, 2003, 2004 and 2009.
Irene has written original scores for award winning film and television productions, including My Beamish Boy, Liberty
Hall, Na Zimmers and God & Napoleon.
She has many years of experience in composing for theatre, including Corcadorca's Snap (2003),
Granary Production's Disco Pigs (2007) and Everyman Palace Production's Rita Dunne (2008).
Irene recently completed a three month residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. Other awards include a top
prize at the 14th International Young Composer's Meetings in the Netherlands (2008) and a number of travel and
training awards from Culture Ireland, the Arts Council and Cork City Council.
Irene’s piece Stórr, for orchestra, was shortlisted for the TANSMAN 2010 – 8th International Competition of Musical
Personalities - Composers Competition and was performed by the Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland. The
international jury consisted of Zygmunt Krauze, Louis Andriessen, Michael Nyman, Ana Lara, Hwang-Long Pan, Aaron
Jay Kernis and Jose Manuel Lopez.
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Buckley Linda (english)
Linda Buckley is a composer from the Old Head of Kinsale, currently based in Dublin. Her music has been described as
“strange and beautiful” (Boston Globe, July 2004), a “fascinating interaction between live sound and electronics”
(Irish Times, Nov 2006), with “an exciting body of work that marks her out as a leading figure in the younger
generation of Irish composers working in the medium” (Journal of Music, Sept 2008).
Her work has been performed by the Dresden Sinfoniker Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Fidelio Trio, Orkest de Ereprijs,
Janus Trio, Rothko Trio, University of York Javanese Gamelan, and featured at international festivals including the
Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music at MassMoCA, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam and Seoul International
Computer Music Festival.
Linda is a member of the Spatial Music Collective, dedicated to the creation and presentation of spatial acoustic and
electroacoustic music.
She studied Music at University College Cork, and Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a
Ph.D in Composition from Trinity College, where she also lectures.
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Budasz Rogério (english)
Rogério Budasz, composer and musicologist is bachelor in Guitar by the Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná,
Curitiba, and Master in Musicology by the University of São Paulo.
Among his compositions are Ritos, for four guitars, Cantares, for middle-voice and woodwind quartet, Prelude, for
recorder trio, guitar, violin and cello, Variations on Bebê, for four guitars and Variations on Fé Cega, Faca Amolada,
for four percussionists. As a chamber music instrumentalist, he has participated in concerts throughout South and
Southeast of Brazil, in groups like Terra Canora (Early Music) and Curitiba Guitar Quartet. With the former, he
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Bufaletti Federico (italiano)
participated in an LP recording in 1991. During 1993 to 1995 he was sponsored by the Federal Agency CNPq and in
1995/96 by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal. He made researches in Portugal, on Brazilian Colonial Music and
its links with the Iberian Music.
Bufaletti Federico (italiano)
Pianista e compositore italiano (Napoli, 1-III-1862 – Torino 26-VI-1936). Studiò con Palumbo al Conservatorio di
Napoli, quindi iniziò la carriera concertistica, esibendosi in Italia e all’estero. In seguito insegnò pianoforte al Liceo
Musicale di Torino (sino al 1932). In questa città fondò anche la <Società di musica da camera>. Compose pezzi per
pianoforte. (UTET – Dizionario della Musica e dei Musicisti, 1985)
Buhé Klaus (english)
Guitarist, banjoist, composer, was born in Berlin, died in Bremen, since 1960 teacher of theory and guitar at the
Conservatory (later University) of Bremen.
(Rainer Stelle, 2006)
Burcéva Arina (english)
Talented young classical guitarist and composer, Arina Burcéva has given concerts in the United States, Europe and
South America, appeared on public radio and television in the U.S. and performed for the Governor of California and
former U.S. President. All while pursuing performance degrees at some of the top music programs in Europe and the
Born in the Ukraine, Arina began her musical journey with the piano and violin. The talented young musician soon
switched her focus after being introduced to the classical guitar by Marina Azar at eight years of age. An accomplished
performer, even at a young age, at fourteen she became a two-time laureate of the national Zhinovic Guitar
Competition, and was the youngest student ever to be accepted into the Glinka College of Music. A multi-faceted
student, she also majored in English and Art History. After immigrating to the U.S. in 2002, Arina studied with famed
classical guitarist and pedagogue Christopher Kachian. One year later she took first prize at the Schubert Club
Scholarship Competition which led to a successful performance at Sundin Hall in Saint Paul, MN. The same year she
was awarded a scholarship to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Arina has earned her BM degree in
classical guitar performance under David Tanenbaum and her MM degree in 2009 under Dusan Bogdanovic and the
Grammy-award winning guitarist and composer Sergio Assad.
As a composer, Arina draws inspiration from nature, visual arts, literature, poetry, mythology and personal
experiences. Her unique compositional style reflects elements of such musical genres as Classical, Contemporary,
Ethnic and Jazz. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut recording, which will feature all original
compositions for solo guitar.
Web: (2010)
Burkhard Willy (italiano)
Compositore svizzero nato a Leubringen (Berna) morto a Zurigo. Docente al Conservatorio di Zurigo, è stato membro
del comitato della Association des Compositeurs Suisses.
Burkhart Franz (english)
1902 Geboren am 19. September in Wien.
1978 Gestorben am 20. Oktober in Wien Studium der Musikwissenschaft an der Universität Wien (bei Adler, Lach,
Ficker, Fischer und Haas), Privatstudien in den Fächern Violine, Klavier und Komposition, Chordirigieren bei Ferdinand
Grossmann, Professor am Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, Chorleiter, Begründer und Leiter der Wiener
Kindersingschule, Vorsitzender des Musikausschusses des Österreichischen Sängerbundes, Präsident des
Österreichischen Orgelforums. Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Österreichischer Staatspreis, Goldenes
Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich, Ritterkreuz des päpstlichen St.Gregoriusordens u. a. Preise.
Kompositorisches Schaffen in allen Bereichen der Chormusik, besonders für Kinder- und Jugendchöre. (Doblinger
Buscaroli Rezio (italiano)
Chitarrista italiano nato ad Imola, diplomato in Belle Arti, laureato in Lettere. È stato tra i fondatori della rivista 'La
Chitarra' di cui è stato anche direttore.
Buss Fritz (english)
Fritz Buss was born in Cologne in 1930. He settled in South Africa in 1954 and founded the Classical Guitar Society of
South Africa in 1958. In 1960, Narciso Yepes invited Buss to study with him in Madrid. After a year's intensive study
with Yepes, Buss returned to South Africa and commenced his career as performer and educationalist. He returned to
Spain for further studies with Yepes in 1964, '66, '68, and '73, in addition to contact during Yepes's frequent concert
tours of South Africa between 1960 and 1986.
In South Africa, Mr. Buss was responsible for the acceptance of the guitar as a subject in schools and as a major
instrument for the degree Bachelor of Music. He introduced the ten-string guitar to South Africa and was on the music
faculty of the University of the Witwatersrand as guitar instructor for over thirty years. As the leading teacher of both
six- and ten-string guitar in South Africa, his pupils include professional guitar teachers and performers who have
made careers locally as well as abroad, including Simon Wynberg, Timothy Walker, Tessa Ziegler, Viktor van
Niekerk and the late David Hewitt. Furthermore, Narciso Yepes described Buss as one of the best guitar teachers in
the world, alongside Godelieve Monden and Karl Scheit.
He assisted Yepes with master classes at the Festival Estival, in Paris, and at the invitation of Godelieve Monden he
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frequently held his own master classes in Antwerp, Belgium. He is also the only South African to have been invited to
adjudicate at the Francisco Tarrega Competition, in Benicasim, where he sat on the jury with Yepes and Joaquin
Rodrigo. Since ending his performing career, he has dedicated his time to teaching and writing pedagogical and
concert music for the guitar.
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Bussotti Sylvano (english)
Exponent of the Italian contemporary music, extraneous to many avant-garde movements (the Dodecaphonic, the
Darmstadtian and the Strucuralist ones), his music gives importance to the most sensual elements. (Barbara
Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Bussotti Sylvano (italiano)
Esponente della musica contemporanea italiana, estraneo a molti movimenti di avanguardia (quella seriale, quella
darmstadtiana e quella strutturalista, ad esempio), propone una musica basata sulla rivalutazione della sua
componente più sensuale. (Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Butturini Julie (italiano)
Julie Butturini e' una compositrice, chitarrista e insegnante veronese. Nel 1991, ha iniziato lo studio della chitarra
classica, alla Scuola Media “Dante Alighieri”, a indirizzo sperimentale di musica, con il maestro Eros Roselli. Nel 2002,
si e' diplomata in chitarra nella classe del maestro Maestro Eros Roselli, presso il Conservatorio “Antonio Buzzolla” di
Adria con votazione di 10 su 10. Nel settembre 2008 ha conseguito presso il Conservatorio “Evaristo Felice
Dall'Abaco” di Verona il diploma accademico di secondo livello di didattica della musica, con valore abilitante
all'insegnamento di strumento musicale nella scuola secondaria di primo grado, con punteggio di 99/100. Nel
settembre 2009, nella classe del Maestro Andrea Mannucci, si e' diplomata in composizione presso il Conservatorio
“Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco” di Verona con votazione di 8,5 su 10. Nell'ottobre 2009, nella classe del Mestro Renato
Samuelli, ha conseguito il diploma accademico di secondo livello in chitarra, indirizzo solistico presso il Conservatorio
“Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco” di Verona con la votazione di 110 su 110 e lode. Nell'ottobre 2010 ha conseguito il
diploma in musica corale e direzione di coro come candidata privatista presso il Conservatorio “Bonporti” di Trento.
Ha frequentato corsi di perfezionamento chitarristici con innumerevoli Maestri, e ha partecipato a Concorsi Nazionali e
Mostra particolare interesse nella composizione di brani didattici, avendo scritto moltissime composizioni originali (per
chitarra, flauto e chitarra, 2 chitarre) e avendo elaborato un gran numero di trascrizioni per vari organici di pezzi di
musica classica, tradizionale, leggera, ecc. Ha scritto cicli di composizioni per coro, pianoforte e strumentario Orff, e
per coro e orchestra. Nel maggio 2005 ha vinto il secondo premio (primo premio non assegnato) al 51° Concorso di
Composizione per la Scuola di Base di Padenghe sul Garda con una composizione per la Scuola Primaria di cui ha
scritto testo e musica. Ha elaborato un progetto di composizioni originali per quartetto (flauto traverso, oboe, chitarra
classica e batteria), miscelando sonorita' classiche e moderne.
Si diletta ad accompagnare all'organo il Coro Alfonsiano di Bussolengo (VR) in celebrazioni liturgiche e concerti. Nel
luglio 2010 ha assistito alla masterclass di direzione corale condotta dal Maestro Johannes Prinz.
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Caba Eduardo (español)
CABA, Eduardo (Potosí, 1890 -La Paz, 1953). Compositor boliviano, estudió en Madrid y vivió en Buenos Aires algún
tiempo (1930-1942), fecha esta última en que fue nombrado dir. del Cons. Nacional de La Paz. Sus composiciones
son, entre otras, El poema de la guerra (flauta y orq.), Doce aires indios, Leyenda Keshua, Potosí (pantomima),
Rolland y Kollana (ballet), Poema del charango (orq.). (Mariano Pérez – Diccionario de la Música y los Músicos)
Cage John (italiano)
Compositore e pianista, nato a Los Angeles, morto a New York. Ha studiato con H.Cowell e con A.Schöenberg. È stato
anche scultore, pittore, poeta e filosofo. Il suo sperimentalismo ha ribaltato i concetti tradizionali nel suonare e
Calace Raffaele (english)
Raffaele Calace composed more than 180 works for plectrum instruments; was universally aknowledged and defined
“The Paganini of the mandolin” for the vigour and expressivity of this work; he was a great concertist of singable lute
appreciated throughout the world and directed the magazine “Musica Moderna” (Modern Music); he studied and
improved the mandolin, achieving nowdays technically advanced instruments and edited his own works. He received a
great number of official important aknowledgements for this unceasing activity, among which is worth mentioning
“The Cross of the Sacred Japanese Treasure”. He handed down his Art and skill to his son Giuseppe Calace, who made
precious instruments and together with his sister Maria, continued the concertist tradition. He too received many
honours and the Commendam by Italian Royal Crown. Giuseppe handed down the secret of the lute-making art, to his
son Raffaele Jr. who, from the death of his father has followed the glorious family tradition continuing the production
and the technical improvement of the instruments, which nowdays represent a reference for all concertist of the field.
Calandín Emilio (english)
Born in Valencia on December 20, 1958 in a family with artistic tradition: his paternal grandfather was a sculptor and,
between others, sculpted the image of the “Palleter”; his father, professional actor, director of theatre and teacher of
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dramatic art and declamation; his mother, pianist, actress and solfa teacher.
Precisely with his mother he begins the music studies in the coral society The Micalet of Valencia where he deals the
elementary degree of guitar.
Later he deals average degree of guitar in the Conservatoire of Valencia.
He studies the average and high degrees of composition in the conservatoires of Valencia, Alicante, Carcagente and
Besides the musical already indexed studies he obtains the technician's specialist degree in the branch of industrial
delineation (industrial mastery).
Parallel to his official studies of music he receives classes of harmony, composition and analysis of the Valencian
composers Jose Báguena Soler and Francisco Llácer Plá. His relation with the latter is fundamental for his posterior
aesthetic orientation.
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Camacaro Pablo (italiano)
Chitarrista venezuelano nato a Carora nel 1947. Di formazione autodidatta, la sua attività prevalente è stata di
esecutore di cuatro.
Camargo Avelino João de (portuguese)
Instrumentista. Violonista. Compositor. Suas datas de nascimento e morte são aproximações e deduções do
pesquisador Ary Vasconcelos.
Iniciou a carreira artística na cidade de São Paulo, no final dos século XIX, integrando grupos musicais locais. Em São
Paulo, integrou um grupo de violonistas do qual fizeram parte, entre outros, Melinho de Piracicaba, Teotônio Correia,
Alberto Baltar, e Bidu Barcelar, além do violonista paraguaio Agustin Barrios. Continuou a carreira no começo do
século XX e é possível que tenha estado no Rio de Janeiro e tocado com chorões locais, fato que o tornou conhecido
por Alexandre Gonçalves que, em seu livro “O choro” assim escreveu sobre ele: “Violonista de mérito, discípulo do
grande Barrios. É de São Paulo.” Em 1929, integrou, juntamente com Melinho de Piracicaba e Teotônio Correia, o
Grupo de Violões que gravou, pela Brunswick, a gavota “Iole” e o choro “Sabãozinho”, ambos de sua autoria. Em
1930, o mesmo trio de violonistas, utilizando dessa vez o nome de Três Sustenidos, gravou, também pela Bunswick,
os choros “Cadê o cruzeiro”, de Teotônio Corrêa, e “Negrinha de filó”, de sua autoria.
Camargo Octávio (english)
Octávio Camargo is Bachelor in Guitar by the Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná under Professor Orlando
Fraga's orientation. He also studied with Kevin Kuzio in Williansburg, United States. He was granted with a scholarship
for studies with Professor José Luís Rodrigo at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Harmony conducting
studies with Osvaldo Colarusso. Teaches Harmony and Guitar in the Performance Course at Escola de Música e Belas
Artes do Paraná. Since 1983 Octavio is under intense activity as a performer and music director for theater. Above all,
it should be mentioned his performances with Chico Mello and coordination of events such as the I Festival
Internacional de Violão and the Ciclo das Seis Cordas. Octavio has obtained his Graduate Degree in Musicology at
Escola de Comunicações e Artes da USP.
Camilleri Charles (english)
Charles Camilleri, who was born in Malta, is today recognised as one of the most individual composers of our time. His
musical journey has taken him from utilising simple diatonic and modal folk melodies to complex yet communicative
mature works. He has travelled widely covering the four corners of the globe and his music is frequently performed in
concert halls and music festivals all over the world. Camilleri has composed nearly 300 works and recently he
described his music as being “less modern but more contemporary”. At the heart of his music is his belief that “all is
one” and he encounters no difficulty in amalgamating the primitive element of folk song to that of the avant-guarde:
“The past inspires the present for the future”. Camilleri lives both in London and Malta and travels extensively.
Camisassa Claudio (english)
Born in Argentina in 1957, Claudio Camisassa began learning the guitar and his country's folk music when he was
eight. Two years later, he was admitted to the conservatory of Córdoba and then to the conservatory of Buenos Aires
from which he graduated in 1981. He was then granted the Grand Prize of the City of Buenos Aires and awarded First
Prize in guitar, harmony and counterpoint.
He undertook a teaching career at the conservatory in Buenos Aires while continuing his performances in concerts,
which he had begun in 1975. He had the opportunity to play in the most famous concert halls in Argentina (Colón
Theater, Coliseo, Cervantes, San Martín) and in Europe (France, Spain, Belgium, and Switzerland as well as in
In 1982, in collaboration with a few other musicians, he founded the Guit-art group, where the most promising
guitarists of Buenos Aires were invited to share their knowledge and to take courses together with Eduardo
Fernández. Their project became a guideline for Argentinian guitarists.
In 1984, Claudio Camisassa joined the Rencontres internationales de musique contemporaine of Buenos Aires group
where he premiered many works (solo guitar, chamber music) some of which were personally dedicated to him.
During that year, he discovered the lute through Weiss performances by Hopkinson Smith, and he developed a true
passion for early instruments. From 1987 to 1992, he studied first with vihuelist and musicologist Javier Hinojosa in
Paris and then with Hopkinson Smith in Basel, to specialize in early music performance on the original instruments
(lute, theorbo, and baroque guitar).
Claudio Camisassa has been successful in defining his own musical personality through Argentinian folk music (tango
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Cammarota Carlo (italiano)
and folklore) as well as early music performed on the original instruments (vihuela, baroque guitar, lute) and
contemporary music for guitar.
Cammarota Carlo (italiano)
Compositore, nato in Minturno (Latina), morto in Roma. Ha studiato pianoforte e composizione al Conservatorio di
Napoli. È stato autore di musica di gusto neoclassico e di immediato lirismo.
Campo Frank (english)
Frank Campo is Professor of Music and Chair of Composition and Theory at California State University Northridge.
Campo Régis (english)
Régis Campo (Marseille, 1968) first studied philosophy in Aix-en-Provence and then composition with Jacques
Charpentier in Nice and Paris, and with Georges Boeuf in Marseille. He continued at the CNSM in Paris with Alain
Bancquart and G‚rard Grisey, winning the 'Premier Prix' in composition. He has also been honoured in competitions,
among others, in the Athens Olympia Competition, the Prix de la Ville Salon de Provence, and the Celtic Harp
Competition. Praised by Edison Denisov as “one of the most gifted of his generation”, in 1996 he received the
Gaudeamus Prize for Commedia, and the first prize, “prix special jeune compositeur”, as well as the prize awarded by
the public at the third Dutilleux Competition for Exsultate Jubilate for brass quintet. His works have been performed in
countries including France, Greece, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Russia and Japan. In composing he concentrates on melody
plus a great vitality in tempo, as can be heard in works such as Fabel and Commedia.
Campodonico Beatrice (english)
Was born in Milan in 1958. She graduated in composition and choral music with Vittorio Fellegara and afterwards
specialized in choir conducting with Mino Bordignon, in composition with Boris Porena, Ada Gentile, Franco Donatoni,
and in electronic music with Angelo Paccagnini. In addition to her activities as a composer, she also conducted choirs,
and is an active promoter of contemporary music. She currently teaches at the Music Conservatory in Novara. Her
compositions are published and recorded by Agenda, Carrara, Pentaflowers and Rugginenti. Beatrice Campodonico's
style falls in that difficult border area which tries to conciliate communication with the audience and advanced
experimentation in various forms of composition.
Campogrande Nicola (english)
He is graduated at the conservatoires of Milan and Paris.
He is fascinated by musical theatre and most of his scores are small or big operas. Anyway, he's developing also a
rich chamber music catalogue.
From july 2001 his music is published by Casa Musicale Sonzogno.
In the 2003/04 season Nicola Campogrande will be composer in residence of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Padova e del
Veneto directed by Mario Brunello.
As a composer and a critic, he is a lover of the great classical tradition, but in his music he likes bringing together jazz
and song, speaking voices and South American rhythms, the breakthroughs of the avant-gardes of the past and the
formal structures of tradition.
He's editor of the monthly magazine Sistema Musica and he writes for La Repubblica and Musica! Rock & altro. He
works as a presenter for RAI Radio Tre and for the tv magazine “Liaisons”, on the RaiSatShow channel.
He just finished a Pianoconcert (after Bach) and a european tour with his chamber opera Alianti. Now he's writing a
collection of “Ink-jet preludes” for the guitarist Elena Casoli and a new piece for the AlterEgo Ensemble. (Updated to
Canaro Francisco (english)
Violinist, leader and composer
(November 26, 1888 – December 14, 1964)
Uruguayan from the city of San José de Mayo, his is a dense story, crowded with situations, full of anecdotes, some of
which became mythical. A boy born in the deepest poverty, he had no studies, his only choice was work. When with
his right instinct he found the path of music, he achieved what he aimed for: success and money. The selfishness and
meanness he may have cherished like any other human being became of secondary importance. His labouriousness
and his ideas were examples to be followed. He was the agglutinant of his colleagues, because since 1918 he fought
for the composers'rights, not recognized at that time until it culminated with the birth of what is now SADAIC
(Sociedad Argentina de Autores y Compositores de Música) (Argentine Society of Authors and Composers), founded in
1935 and
whose building was erected on estate bought by Canaro.
His beginnings are muddled with those of tango history. So much so that a radio program of mid 50s had coined a
phrase to refer to any extremely old event: “when Canaro already had his orchestra”. His fortune gave birth to a
common saying: “He's got more money than Canaro”, in allusion to somebody's opulence. It is said that once when
Canaro and Gardel met at the races, the latter asked him 500 pesos (an amount then enormous) to bet on a horse,
but asking the former to forget about this debt: “I'm poor, and you've got all the money here.” Because compared
with Canaro, even Gardel was poor.
Canaro was called Pirincho since birth. The midwife, while holding him in her arms, exclaimed when she saw so much
hair and an upright tuft: “He looks like a “pirincho”!”, alluding to a crested bird easily found in the River Plate area.
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His family soon moved to Buenos Aires, where they lived in leasehold houses (called “conventillos”), under conditions
of extreme poverty. Before he was ten he was a newspaper vendor in the streets. Later he was a house painter and
he also found a stint in the works when the National Congress was being built. Music was an attraction for him. His
first satisfaction were a few chords he managed to play on a guitar thanks to the teachings of a neighbor cobbler. But
he was hypnotized by the violin. As he had no money to buy one, he made his 'Stradivarius' with an oil can and a
wooden fingerboard. “The first tango I played by heart was “El llorón”, of an unknown composer- he would remember
several years later-. The case was made by my mom; it was simply a cloth bag, and so I went out to get some money
at dancings in the vicinity.” But his official debut took place in Ranchos, a lost town a hundred kilometers from Buenos
Aires. There he played with a trio, but his gig on that location fell very short for two reasons. One was that the small
stage for the artists had to be reinforced with iron sheets to protect them from gunshots exchanged by the
customers. The other was that Canaro liked the girls at the local, but the owner of the place tried to dissuade him
with a story in which the man in charge of the girls had
killed some people.
Back home he met a new neighbor, the bandoneonist Vicente Greco –the one who some time later would coin the
term Orquesta Típica for tango groups-. Canaro would acknowledge much later Greco's influence. In the course of
1908 it was decided that Canaro's career would be in tango. He performed then at cafés in La Boca neighborhood and
his name began to be known. Later he joined his friend Greco and with various tours they commenced to find the
prosperity they sought after. In 1912 Canaro started his trascendental work as composer with the tangos “Pinta
brava” and “Matasanos” (sarcasm for medical doctor). Along his life he piled such number of pieces that even today it
is argued about how many were really born out of his inspiration and how many he made his own in exchange for
favors or money. But as stated by the expert on the subject Bruno Cespi, “if only 5 per cent of all the songs Canaro
signed, were
composed by him, that would be enough to regard him as a great”. “Matasanos” was written on request of the
medicine students nearing graduation, who on the first day of Spring organized the so called “Bailes del internado”. At
one of those balls, when hired to play with his line-up gathered for the occasion, he took the conductor's baton for the
first time. His orchestra was the first to be admitted into aristocratic houses where tango was resisted. His line-ups
did not have a definite musical style. Canaro preferred to adapt himself to every circumstance, always finding the way
to keep his space without rivalling other stars of the genre. As for the bulky number of his recordings, there are no
coinciding estimations: the figures vary between 3500 and 7000.
In 1924 he conceived the idea of incorporating a singer into the orchestra but only to sing the “estribillo” (bridge), the
brief main section of each tango. So he started the “estribillistas” or “chansonniers” era, the first of these was Roberto
Díaz. Several years later, Canaro was also pioneer in the introduction of the contrabass into the tango orchestra,
choosing the dark colored Leopoldo Thompson for that mission. In 1921, in order to play at the carnival balls at the
now disappeared teatro Opera of Buenos Aires, he reunited a 32-piece orchestra, an orchestral mass unknown in
tango until then.
In 1925 he traveled to Paris, where tango was the new fashion. Manuel Pizarro and his brothers were there, each one
with a different “Pizarro” orchestra, Canaro with his brothers did the same. He had taken with him the “estribillistas”
Agustín Irusta and Roberto Fugazot, a duet he gathered with the pianist Lucio Demare. The resultant trio would
succeed in Spain and other European countries for more than ten years. In Paris he also introduced a female singer,
Teresa Asprella, already settled in France, and when he toured the United States he incorporated Linda Telma. When
he returned to our country after two years of absence, other good orchestras were popular. Skillfully, Canaro
commenced a long tour across the country to make himself well known in every place. Afterwards, as soon as
broadcasting was becoming in vogue, he took full advantage of it so as to reach the position of the major star on
radio. Even though other musicians had improved and developed personal styles, the name Canaro was known by
everybody. Musical theatre was not his creation but all the musicals he produced were successful. He made use of
simple scripts as an excuse to introduce his musicals. His vocalists were elegant fellows, and he modified some of his
tangos with a “symphonic” treatment, using them as overtures or interludes when played by the orchestra in the pit.
He brought forth old tangos, renamed them and changed their names again if lyrics were added to them. So, his
symphonic tango “Pájaro azul” came from his previous “Nueve puntos”; “Halcón negro”, of 1932, was “La llamada”
before, and with lyrics became “Rosa de amor”. He also tried to introduce a new beat, the tangón, but it did not work.
Also he made an attempt with the milongón.
His only failure was within the film business. He founded Río de la Plata productions, but none of the movies in that
label was profitable, so he had to get rid of the company. Some of his successful compositions were “El chamuyo”, “El
pollito”, “Charamusca”, “Mano brava”, “Nobleza de arrabal”, “La tablada”, “Destellos”, “El opio”, “Sentimiento
gaucho”, “La última copa”, “Déjame”, “Envidia”, “Se dice de mí”, “La brisa”, “Madreselva” (previously “La polla”) and
“El Tigre Millán”.
In 1956 he published his memoirs with the title “Mis 50 años con el tango” (My 50 years with tango), crowded with
hyperboles. A strange illness, Paget's disease, drove him to death on November 14, 1964. His fortune was
apportioned in equal shares between his legal wife, “the
French one”, on one part, and the daughters born out of the love with the choir girl of one of his musicals, on the
other. Until today no cinema, no theater, no street has been named in his honor. (by Néstor Pinsón and Julio Nudler)
Canat de Chizy Edith (français)
Violoniste de formation, Edith Canat de Chizy est licenciée d’Art et Archéologie et de Philosophie à l’Université de
Paris-Sorbonne, et fait ses études musicales au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris où elle obtient
successivement les premiers prix d’harmonie, de fugue, de contrepoint, d’analyse, d’orchestration et de composition.
Elle étudie d’abord avec Ivo Malec, puis fait en 1983 la rencontre décisive de Maurice Ohana dont elle devient l’élève.
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Canepa Angelo (italiano)
Parallèlement, elle travaille l’électroacoustique au C.N.S.M. et dans le cadre du Groupe de Recherches Musicales. Son
oeuvre a reçu de nombreuses récompenses : de la SACEM (Prix Hervé Dugardin (1987) et Georges Enesco (1991), de
la SACD (Prix “Jeune Talent Musique” 1998), de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts (Prix Paul-Louis Weiller (1992); une
distinction exceptionnelle pour son concerto pour violoncelle Moïra au Concours Prince Pierre de Monaco (1999) et le
Prix de la Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs pour son oeuvre Yell (1990). En 1997/98, elle est accueillie
comme “compositeur en résidence” à l’Arsenal de Metz. En 2000, elle est nominée aux Victoires de la Musique pour
son concerto de violon Exultet. Parmi ses autres oeuvres les plus marquantes, Canciones pour douze voix mixtes
(1992), Le Tombeau de Gilles de Rais (1993), et Vivere, quatuor à cordes n°1 (2000). En juillet 2003, son deuxième
quatuor à cordes Alive était l’oeuvre imposée au Concours International de Quatuor à Cordes de Bordeaux. Parmi ses
projets, Edith Canat de Chizy honorera une commande de l’Orchestre de Paris pour un Concerto pour alto qui sera
créé en février 2005 par Ana Bela Chaves sous la direction de Christoph Eschenbach. Elle est Chevalier des Arts et
Lettres (1994) et de l’Ordre National du Mérite (2003).
Canepa Angelo (italiano)
Nato a Camogli nel 1935, Angelo Canepa ha appreso le prime nozioni musicali dal padre Silvio, compositore di musica
folk. L’incontro con Ghedini, con il quale approfondisce gli studi musicali, segna l’inizio della sua attività di
compositore, consolidata successivamente con i maestri F. Mainardi e E. Frassoni.
Canepa appartiene a quella categoria di compositori che si sono contraddistinti per un elemento essenziale: non
essere inquadrati in alcuna corrente estetica alla moda. Va inoltre posto in evidenza che la sua ricerca va al di là
dell’accademismo, in quanto gratifica il mondo sonoro di taluni aspetti particolari delle pagine compositive. Il fatto di
definirsi egli stesso vicino ai “neoromantici”, nell’intento di omologare il proprio gusto ad una ricerca intimistica della
melodia, non inficia la volontà di creare nuove sonorità, nuovi accostamenti timbrici, nuove simbologie. Come uomo di
cultura e compositore, lo si può definire multimediale: Canepa non disdegna di affiancare le proprie scelte a memorie
storiche, o a immagini pittoriche, come dimostra, ad es., la collaborazione con la pittrice Vittoria Valeri nell’ambito del
Festival di Spoleto con un suo commento musicale, e quella, recentissima, con il pittore Manuel Campus, del quale è
prevista, la mostra “Golgotha oggi” che sarà allestita nei Musei Vaticani con la musica di Canepa. E’ il caso infine di
sottolineare una sua recente affermazione: la “prima” alla Carnegie Hall di New York del piu recente brano musicale
Immerge in Harmony, di cui è previsto un CD edito da una Casa discografica statunitense. (Adriano Bassi - Guido
Molinari: Tendenze della Musica Contemporanea, Guido Miano Editore, Milano, 1994)
Canino Bruno (italiano)
Pianista, clavicembalista e compositore italiano nato a Napoli nel 1935. Rinomato esecutore del repertorio
Cano Manuel (español)
Granada, 1926 - 1990. Guitarrista. Fue también un reputado estudioso e investigador de la guitarra flamenca, cuyos
conocimientos plasmó en conferencias ilustradas por él mismo, artículos, ponencias en congresos y otras
convocatorias flamencas, etc. Una labor no tan brillante como la del músico sobre el escenario, pero igualmente
valiosa. Culminación de todo ese trabajo fue su libro La Guitarra. Historia, estudios y aportaciones al Arte Flamenco.
Le unió amistad con Andrés Segovia, quien en la dedicatoria de una fotografía le instaba a limpiar el flamenco “de
incursiones falsamente musicales”. Como concertista Cano paseó la guitarra flamenca por todo el mundo. Decía que
Bach y Scarlatti, por ejemplo, habían hecho una música maravillosa, pero que hay más. Una de sus primeras
grabaciones, a la que él tenía especial estimación, fue la titulada Evocación de la guitarra de Ramón Montoya. A lo
largo de su vida profesional Manuel Cano fue adquiriendo numerosas guitarras de distintas épocas y de un gran valor
-no sólo económico-, reuniendo un pequeño museo personal. Todas las tenía a punto para ser utilizadas, y en
ocasiones daba unos conciertos enormemente atractivos en que interpretaba obras de distintas épocas tocando cada
tema con la guitarra contemporánea en su poder. A su muerte esa colección de instrumentos y otros objetos y
documentos fueron adquiridos por japoneses, que en Tokio crearon una fundación con su nombre. Fue catedrático de
Guitarra Flamenca por oposición en el Conservatorio Superior de Música y Declamación de Córdoba, Académico de
número de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Granada y miembro correspondiente de la Sociedad General de
Autores de España.
Capdevila Mercè (english)
Born in Barcelona, 1946, she studied at the Superior Municipal Conservatory of Music in Barcelona. Simultaneously,
she also studied Plastic Arts at the Massana School in Barcelona, as well as at the Kunsthand Werk Schule de
Pforzheim in Germany with Professor Edward Mosny. Previously Capdevila worked on electro-acoustic music in the
Phonos Labs of Barcelona with Professor Gabriel Brncic and attended courses on composition with Luigi Nono, Josep
M. Mestres-Quadreny, Corian Aharionan, Lluis Callejo, Carmelo Bernaola, and Luis de Pablo.
Capdevila's works have been interpreted in musical centers throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. She
has received many orders from CDMC, the Ministry of Culture in Madrid, as well as the Association of Catalan
Composers in Barcelona. During the years 1993-94, Capdevila worked in the study of Aaron Copland from the
University of New York at Queens College as a guest composer. Monographs of her work are on 2 CDs and others
have been recorded for CD collections, as well as playtime on National and French Radios, Kolomna's Radio Station,
Moscow's Radio, St Petersburg's radio station Radio Neva-3.
Capdevila is a member of the Association of Catalan Composers and founder of the Association of Electroacoustic
Music of Spain.
Web: (2013)
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Capodaglio Leonello (italiano)
Capodaglio Leonello (italiano)
Pianista, compositore e direttore d'orchestra italiano nato a Saguedo di Lendinara (Rovigo) nel 1945. In età precoce e
si è esibito come pianista, e successivamente ha studiato a Venezia. Ha svolto intensa attività come pianista
Cappelli Gilberto (italiano)
Originario di Predappio Alta, comune in provincia di Forlì, Gilberto Cappelli, classe 1952, ha seguito un percorso di
studi completo al Conservatorio “G.B.Martini” di Bologna diplomandosi in pianoforte, musica corale, direzione
d’orchestra e composizione con Aldo Clementi e Giacomo Manzoni. Maestro collaboratore al Teatro Comunale di
Bologna nel biennio tra il 1978 e il 1980, attualmente è insegnante di armonia e contrappunto presso il Conservatorio
di Cesena. Una notevole padronanza di stile permette a Gilberto Cappelli di modellare agevolmente il materiale
trattato, spesso soltanto una limitata scelta intervallare, al fine di farne scaturire l’intima energia materica. Figurazioni
in espansione o in distensione sovente si susseguono nelle sue composizioni conducendo l’ascoltatore da uno stato di
instabilità alla percezione di un ritrovato centro di forza. Tra i lavori più rappresentativi si segnalano: Quartetto per
archi (1981); Due pezzi (1981); Quintetto per archi (1985); Trio per violino, violoncello e pianoforte; Cieli, per trio
(1993); Suoni di luce per violino e chitarra (1995); 7 Salmi per coro e chitarra; e il vigoroso Blu oltremare (2000) per
sette strumenti.
Carastathis Aris (english)
Aris Carastathis is an Associate Professor of Theory and Composition at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario. In
1995 he was admitted as an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre. A composer of over fifty works, he
has received numerous commissions including the Baton Rouge Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the Thunder Bay
Symphony Orchestra. His works have been performed in Canada, the United States, England, and Germany.
Carbajo Roque (français)
Roque Carbajo fait ses débuts en musique à l’âge de sept ans. Il accompagne ses parents, musiciens de profession et
se présente dans divers pays de l’Europe et du Moyen-Orient en interprétant le folklore mexicain. En 1972, il parcourt
le Mexique en accompagnant l’auteur-compositeur mexicain Guadalupe Trigo. À l’âge de 24 ans, il s’installe à Paris et
compose des oeuvres pour la guitare, de la musique pour films ainsi que des chansons qui ont été enregistrées par
des interprètes français. C’est avec l’ensemble “Viento del Sur” qu’il arrive au Canada en 1979. Après quelques
tournées, il perfectionne ses connaissances musicales à l’Université du Québec à Montréal et à l’Université Concordia.
Aujourd’hui, Roque Carbajo continue à composer. Il enseigne à l’Ecole Préparatoire de musique de l’UQAM, au
Conservatoire de Musique de la Montérégie, ainsi qu’au Collège Durocher Saint Lambert. Roque Carbajo est boursier
du Conseil des Arts du Canada ainsi que du Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.
Web: (2009)
Cardew Cornelius (english)
Cornelius was the second of three sons born to Michael and Mariel Cardew. His father was a pioneer potter, his
mother an artist. The family moved to Cornwall a few years after his birth and it was from here that he was accepted
as a pupil by the Canterbury Cathedral School which had evacuated to the area during the war because of the
bombing. Cornelius began musical life as a chorister. From 1953-57 he studied piano and 'cello with Percy Waller and
composition with Howard Ferguson at the RAM and won a scholarship to study electronic music in Cologne for a year
before becoming Karlheinz Stockhausen's assistant (1958-60), collaborating with him on Carre.
As a musician and concert organiser he was responsible for many first performances including Boulez's “Structures”
with Richard Rodney Bennet at RAM; as well as the music of Cage, Stockhausen, La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Wolff,
Rzewski, etc, etc. In London he took a course in graphic design and worked intermittently as a graphic
artist/researcher throughout the rest of his life. He studied with Petrassi during 1965 on a bursary from the Italian
GovernmentIn 1966 he was elected Fellow of RAM and was appointed Professor of Composition there in 1967. He was
also an associate at the Centre for Creative and Performing Arts at theState University of New York during 1966-67.
He was a member of AMM free improvisation group. While teaching an experimental music class at Morely college
(1968) Cornelius, Howard Skempton and Micheal Parsons formed the Scratch Orchestra a large experimental group
which operated for several years giving performances all over Britain, also abroad. It was during this period that the
whole question of `art from whom' was hotly debated and Cornelius became more directly involved in politics.
1973 was spent in West Berlin on an artists grant from the City where he was active in a campaign for a children
clinic. On returning to London he became part of Peoples Liberation Music group with Laurie Scott Baker, John
Marcangelo, Vicky Silva, Hugh Shrapnel, Keith Rowe and others, which was developing music to serve the people's
movement participating musically in many of the current issues of the day. At the same time he was analyzing with
other scratch members writing articles looking at the state of music and what he had been doing previously which
were put together in a criticism of his own work together with that of Stockhausen and Cage in a book, Stockhausen
Serves Imperialism.
He was working as a researcher and also running a class, Songs for Our Society at Goldsmiths, together with lecturing
both in Britain and abroad. During this period he became more involved and active politically, was active in the
formation of the Progressive Cultural Association in 1976 from many artists, musicians and actors. He became its
He was a founder member of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) 1979. He had just
initiated work in Britain on the Second International Sports and Cultural Festival which was held during 1982, and had
begun a Masters Degree in Musical Analysis at King's College London when he was tragically killed on the 13th
December 1981 by a hit and run driver near his home in Leyton, East London.
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Cardi Mauro (italiano)
Cornelius was widely known in Britain and throughout the world not only for his avant-garde compositions but also as
a political composer and for his position in contemporary music.
Cardi Mauro (italiano)
Mauro Cardi è nato a Roma il 22 luglio 1955. Diplomato in Composizione, Strumentazione per Banda e Musica Corale
presso il Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, si è perfezionato con Franco Donatoni presso l'Accademia Chigiana di Siena e
l'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Ha frequentato i Ferienkürse di Darmstadt nel 1984. Nel 1982 ha vinto il
Premio Internazionale “Valentino Bucchi” (Melos, per soprano e orchestra), nel 1984 il “Gaudeamus Preize” (Les
Masques, Quattro Capricci per flauto, viola e chitarra) e nel 1988 il Premio Internazionale “Gian Francesco Malipiero”
(In Corde, per orchestra). Nel 1987 Promenade: Variazioni sul blu è stato scelto dalla RAI per rappresentare l'Italia
alla Tribuna Internazionale dei Compositori, indetta dall'Unesco. Su commissione della RAI - Radio Tre, ha composto
due opere radiofoniche: Temperatura esterna (1994), su testi di Michele Mari e La mia puntualità fu un capolavoro
(1996), su testi di Marco Lodoli; nel 1995 è stata rappresentata la sua prima opera lirica, Nessuna coincidenza, scritta
su commissione dell'Accademia Filarmonica Romana. Ha avuto commissioni, oltre che da numerosi ensemble,
dall'Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia, dalle Orchestre RAI di Roma e Napoli, dalla Fondazione Gaudeamus, dalla
Città di Ginevra, dalla Biennale di Venezia, dalla Fondazione Malipiero, dal Centro Studi Armando Gentilucci, dal
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, da Nuova Consonanza, dall'Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese, dalla Società dei concerti
B.Barattelli, dal Festival Pontino, dall'Estate Musicale Frentana, dal Centro Ricerche Musicali. Nel 1990, nel corso di
una tourneé in Australia, ha tenuto conferenze nelle principali città e gli sono stati dedicati concerti monografici. Dal
1990 si occupa di informatica musicale e nei suoi recenti lavori fa uso delle tecnologie applicate alla musica. Nel 1995
è stato selezionato dall'IRCAM per lo stage internazionale. Nel 1997 Manao Tupapau è stato finalista al “24°
Electroacustique Music Competition” di Bourges. Ha realizzato numerosi lavori elettroacustici presso l'Istituto Gramma
ed AGON. Dal 2000 fa parte del gruppo per la produzione e diffusione della musica elettroacustica “Edison Studio”.
Con Edison Studio è stato selezionato, tra l’altro, all’ICMC 2002 (Gotheborg) e 2003 (Singapore), eseguendo dal vivo
le musiche elettroacustiche composte per i film Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (2001) e Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari
(2003). Presidente di Nuova Consonanza dal 1999 al 2001, socio fondatore della “Scuola di Musica di Testaccio”,
Mauro Cardi insegna Composizione presso il Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” di Firenze. Le sue opere sono edite da
Ricordi, che gli ha recentemente dedicato un CD monografico, Edipan, Ut Orpheus, Semar ed incise su dischi Ricordi,
RCA, BMG Ariola, Nuova Fonit Cetra, Edipan, Adda Records, Happy New Ears, Il manifesto.
Cardoso Jorge (english)
(Posadas, Argentina, 1949)
Jorge Cardoso has given concerts in Argentine, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France,
Germany, Holland, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey , Ukraine United Kingdom and U.S.A., and frequently participates in international
festivals and programs for radio and television.
He has composed over 350 works: suites and pieces for solo guitar; duets (two guitars, guitar and violin, guitar and
harpsichord, guitar and flute); trio and quartets; string quartet; quintets (guitar and strings, guitar and wind
instruments); concerts (for two guitars and strings, for guitar and orchestra); an orchestra for strings and songs for
voice and guitar.
Other related works include his transcriptions and arrangements of works of South American folkloric character, of de
Spanish Rennaisance and Baroque, and of other countries and periods. Many are performed regularly by guitarists
throughout the world and several are included on recording by 100 performers.
He has lectured on classical guitar techniques, interpretation, Latin American Music, Baroque Music, and Music
Composition at conferences, seminars and classes throughout France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Poland,
Switzerland, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Morocco and Turquey.
He is the author of de book “The Science and Method of Guitar Technique”, edited in French (Les Editions Austreales),
Japanese (Guitar Music) and Spanish (Universidad de Costa Rica),and traslated into English, German and Polish: and
“Rhytmus and Musical Forms of South America (volume 1: Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) and RASGUEOS
(Musical History from the 16th century to the present.
Mr. Cardoso is the ricipient of the highest awards at various competitions and festivals, including the Primer Festival
de la Música Litoraleña (Posadas, 1963); VII. Festival Nacional del Folklore (Cosquín, 1966); Cuarto Concurso
Nacional de Compo sición (Salta, 1961) and II. Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Clásica (Morón, Buenos Aires,
In addition to credits as a concert guitarist, composer and musicologist, Jorge Cardoso is also medical doctor at the
National University of Córdoba Argentina, (1973). He is also the founder and director of the ORQUESTA DE CAMARA
DE GUITARRAS DE MADRID and the Director of Alsace, Lambesc, Beauvezer (France), Festival Iberoamericano de
Guitarra of Maroc (Instituto Cervantes) and Posadas (Argentina) Internationals Guitar Festivals. Jorge Cardoso is
president of GUIA (Guitarristas de América), international organization dedicated to the diffusion of the music of
Americas. He has graduated in the Royal Conservatoire of Music of Madrid.
Cardoso Jorge (español)
Concertista, compositor, investigador y médico (Univ. Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina,1973), fue fundador y director
de la ORQUESTA DE CAMARA DE GUITARRAS DE MADRID. Es director artístico de los festivales internacionales de
guitarra de Alsacia (Francia) y Posadas (Argentina), presidente de GUIA (Guitarristas de América), organización
intemacional dedicada a la difusión de la música de las tres Américas y profesor superior de guitarra (Real
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Carfagna Carlo (italiano)
Conservatorio de Música de Madrid). Dicta clases de Técnica, Interpretación, Música suramericana Música barroca y
Composición, y participa asiduamente como profesor o conferencista en cursos, congresos y seminarios en Francia,
España, Portugal, Bélgica, Alemania, Polonia, Suecia, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Marruecos, Turquía, etc.
Ha dado conciertos en Alemania, Argentina, Austria, Bélgica, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Checoslovaquia, España,
E.E.U.U. (Carnegie Hall), Francia, Holanda, Honduras, Italia, Japón, Marruecos, Paraguay, Polonia, Portugal, Suecia,
Suiza, Turquía y Ukrania, participando habitualmente en encuentros y festivales internacionales y en programas de
radio y T-V.
Fueron sus profesores: Hermelinda A. de Odonetto (danzas folklóricas); Lucas B. Areco y Ma. H. Antola de Gómez
Crespo (guitarra), y Javier Hinojosa (música antigua).
Carfagna Carlo (italiano)
Carlo Carfagna è nato a Guarcino (Fr) nel 1940. Nel 1954 ha iniziato lo studio della chitarra con Mario Gangi entrando
nel Conservatorio di Napoli. Dopo il liceo classico frequenta la facoltà di lettere e si laurea nel 1965 con una tesi in
Storia della Musica sul ’ 700 napoletano. Nello stesso anno inizia l’insegnamento di Italiano negli Istituti Tecnici a
Frosinone. Inizia anche l’opera di revisore di musiche per chitarra di Tàrrega, Sor, Legnani, Giuliani e altri,
collaborando con le edizioni Bèrben. Nel 1967 fonda il duo con il maestro Pasqualino Garzia, tenendo concerti in Italia
e all’estero. Nel 1970 viene nominato professore di chitarra al Conservatorio di Matera; nel 1973 passa a quello di
Perugia e nel 1975 al “S.Cecilia” di Roma. Intanto continua l’attività concertistica insieme al flautista Pietro Romano e
al violista Giovanni Antonioni; per questo trio hanno scritto vari autori (Gervasio, Ravinale, Alandia, ecc.). Nel 1981
pubblica per la Ricordi “Gangi - Carfagna: A scuola di chitarra (corso preparatorio)” e inizia la paziente lotta per il
riconoscimento del “diploma” di chitarra, conclusasi poi favorevolmente. Partecipa sempre più attivamente a giurie di
Concorsi nazionali e internazionali. Nel 1990 e 1993 riceve dall’Istituto Internazionale di Cultura, Scienze e Arti la
segnalazione “per meriti eccezionali”. Carlo Carfagna è un chitarrista compositore. Il suo stile proviene soprattutto
dall’istinto acustico. I suoi accordi, spesso dissonanti, sono ben calcolati, onde ottenere un immediato effetto
espressivo sull’ascoltatore. La sua modernità non prevede “sperimentalismi” esagerati, ma cerca di conciliare la
ricerca sonora con la necessità di un linguaggio chiaro e sintetico. Profondo e abile conoscitore del suo strumento,
Carfagna riesce a trovare anche nel flauto un compagno ideale per la sua fantasia dotata di una ricca inventiva. La
sua musica aspira a un desiderio di liberta controllata e si manifesta principalmente in brevi pezzi dove i motivi
vengono ripresi, più o meno variati, dopo sezioni assai ricche di cambiamenti agogici e di effetti timbrici. Carfagna è
anche un apprezzato esperto internazionale di liuteria artistica. (Adriano Bassi - Guido Molinari: Tendenze della
Musica Contemporanea, Guido Miano Editore, Milano, 1994)
Carlevaro Abel (english)
Abel Carlevaro is one of the foremost classical guitarist/composers of the 20th Century. Although largely self-taught,
Maestro Carlevaro had a close association with Andres Segovia during Segovia’s nine year residence in Montevideo,
Uruguay. Maestro Segovia, recognizing Carlevaro‘s exceptional abilities, presented him to the concert public in 1942.
Also of major influente on Carlevaro’s musical training was his friendship with Heitor Villa-Lobos with whom he
studied in Rio de Janeiro. As a performer, Abel Carlevaro has been acclaimed at the most important musical centres
including Paris, London, Heidelberg, Madrid, Barcelona, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Toronto,
New York, and San Francisco. Abel Carlevaro is the creator of an innovative School of technique, the originality and
insight of which has made it a most decided and firm step in the evolution of the guitar. Carlevaro’s compositions for
solo guitar and for ensembles have been recognized by the leaders of the guitar community as important
contributions to the guitar repertoire. He has also had multiple recordings produced in South America.
Carlevaro Abel (italiano)
Nato a Montevideo (Uruguay) il 16 di-cembre 1916 Abel Julio Carlevaro Casal intraprende gli studi di armonia con
José Tomas Mujica e di composizione e direzione d’orchestra con Pablo Komlos. Per quanto riguarda l’apprendimento
della chitarra è fondamentalmente autodidatta. Nel 1937, appena vent’enne, incontra Andrés Segovia, appena
stabilitosi a Montevideo, con il quale rimane in contatto per nove anni. Nel 1942 è proprio Segovia a farlo de-buttare
nel Centro musicale ufficiale della Repubblica dell’Uruguay a e da allora intraprende una brillante carriera
concertistica. Dopo la Seconda guerra mondiale inizia una serie di fortunate tournée in America e in Europa ed
effettua le prime registrazioni. Negli anni successivi il suo rapporto con la sala d’incisione è abbastanza sporadico e
oggi le sue registrazioni sono praticamente introvabili. Ma la carriera di Carlevaro non si limita al concertismo. Egli si
fa apprezzare anche come compositore con un congruo numero di opere per chitarra, alcune entrate stabilmente in
repertorio come i Preludios Ame-ricanos e i due volumi di Microstudies. È autore anche di tre concerti per chitarra e
orchestra. Apprezzato insegnante, Carlevaro scrive un importante testo di didattica School of Guitar - An Exposition of
Instrumental Theory pubblicato in sette lingue. E alla scuola di Carlevaro si sono formati illustri concertisti come
Eduardo Fernandez, Roberto Aussel, Migule Angel Girollet e Alvaro Pierri.
Grande appassionato ed esperto di liuteria collabora con il liutaio madrileno, Manuel Contreras con il quale brevetta
un originale chitarra con una cassa armonica senza buca di risonanza.
Carlevaro si è spento a Berlino, in Germania, il 17 luglio 2001 a 85 anni.
Carosio Ermenegildo (italiano)
Distinto chitarrista e compositore, nato ad Alessandria nel 1866 e già residente a Torino. Completati i suoi studi
musicali, si diede soprattutto alla composizione di ballabili e canzoni per pianoforte e per piccola orchestra,
acquistandosi in questo campo una larga notorietà. Fece anche rappresentare una sua operetta: La Cagnotte che
incontrò molto favore. Compose pure buona musica per mandolino e chitarra ed anche per chitarra sola, lavori facili,
ma geniali che denotano la profonda conoscenza che egli conosceva dell’istrumento. Morì il 18 maggio 1928.
(Dizionario dei chitarristi e liutai italiani, Editrice “La Chitarra” di Bologna, 1937 – ristampa con un’appendice dal 1937
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Carpenter David (english)
al 2008 a cura di Giacomo Parimbelli, Edizioni Villadiseriane)
Carpenter David (english)
David Carpenter was born in 1972 in Poughkeepsie, New York. His music has been performed throughout the United
States, including concerts at the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Brevard Music
Center, and the International Double Reed Society at the University of Oklahoma. Vocal music being one his primary
interests, he has composed several works in this genre, including Fredericksburg, premiered by baritone William
Stone with the Temple University Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alan Harler (part of the
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s 2007–2008 concert series), and “The Monogamous Man”, for baritone, flute and
cello, featured as part of Network for New Music’s “Dialogues with Darwin” concert in Philadelphia, February 2010. Mr.
Carpenter has also collaborated with the Momenta Quartet (New York, NY), who in 2008 performed his String Quartet
and featured it on their demo CD; bassoon virtuoso Pascal Gallois, who premiered his Three Myths for Solo Bassoon in
2008; and the Argento Ensemble (New York, NY) who performed his Sextet in 2010. In November 2010, he held a
residency at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, to work on his opera The Age of Innocence,
based on the novel by Edith Wharton. Selected scenes from this work, completed in the spring of 2011, were
presented in a workshop at Temple University in April 2012.
Mr. Carpenter’s teachers include Robert Aldridge, Herschel Garfein, Sydney Hodkinson, Kevin Puts and Maurice
Wright. He holds degrees from Bates College (B.A., 1994), the Peabody Conservatory (M.Mus., 1998), and the Boyer
College of Music, Temple University (D.M.A., 2011). David is also vice-president of Melos Music, a composers'
collective that seeks to promote new music throughout the United States and the world. Melos held its second annual
new music concert in San Francisco in August 2011, and will continue this concert series with a concert in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in December 2012.
Mr. Carpenter’s residency with the Delaware County Symphony is supported by a grant from the American Composers
Forum, Philadelphia Chapter.
Web: (2013)
Carpenter Gary (english)
Gary Carpenter (b.1951) studied composition under John Lambert at the Royal College of Music. He has lived in
Holland and Germany and has written operas, musicals, ballets (mostly for Nederlands Dans Theater) and a radio
music-drama - The One Alone - with Iris Murdoch as well as film scores, and concert music.
Musical director and/or arranger-orchestrator on many stage shows and films (including The Wicker Man - 1973), he
won the British Clavichord Society Composition Competition in 2004 for Van Assendelft's Vermeer and has been shortlisted three times for British Composer Awards, winning in 2006 in the chamber category with his harp trio “Azaleas”
a recent beneficiary of the RPS Encore initiative.
A portrait CD - Die Flimmerkiste [Ensemble 10:10/Clark Rundell/Gary Carpenter/Pamela Nash] - is available on NMC.
His most recent works include: Fred and Ginger [LSO/Daniel Harding: London - February 2011], Bassoon Concerto
(Alan Pendlebury/RLPO/Vasily Petrenko: Liverpool - November 2011), Niederau for 3 flutes [Tempest Flute Trio:
Anthony Burgess Centre, Manchester, July 2011], Piano Trio [Fournier Trio: Wigmore Hall, October 2011], One Million
Tiny Operas About Britain to texts by Craig Taylor [Lore Lixenberg/Jennifer John/Ensemble 10/10 - Liverpool 2010],
Closing Time - for tenor and ensemble to texts by Eva Salzman [Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts/Ensemble 10/10: Liverpool
2008] and Doubles - a concerto for oboe, clarinet and wind orchestra [Melinda Maxwell/Paul Vowles/RNCM Wind
Orchestra: Manchester and Cincinnati, Summer 2009], the last three conducted by Clark Rundell. His most recent CD
release is Marking Time for basset clarinet and piano on Mark Simpson's Prism (NMC).
Gary is Visiting Professor In Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) and a professor of
composition at the Royal Academy of Music (London). He is published by Cadenza Music.
Web: (2013)
Carpenter Patrick E. (english)
Patrick E. Carpenter earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Composition and Theory at the University of Victoria,
where he studied with Rudolf Komorous. He later studied under Bulent Arel at the State University of New York at
Stony Brook, completing his Master of Arts in Music Composition in 1978. The prizes and awards Carpenter has
received for his music include the Second Prize (also the Prize for the best work by a B.C. composer) in the CBC's
Young Composer's Competition of 1976, for the electroacoustic piece Touchstone I. His music has received
performances in various countries including Australia, Canada, France, Israel and the United States.
Carpenter describes his music: “I have written both acoustic and electroacoustic music. My works include pieces for
solo tape, solo instruments, small chamber ensembles and large ensembles such as orchestra and forty voice choir. A
strong sense of form is present in all my works. Unity through diversity is what I am constantly striving to achieve. In
an attempt to write what is, in my view, original music, I have always followed my own musical intuition when
composing, and have never consciously allowed my work to be influenced by particular composers or styles. My music
is music that comes, simply, from the heart”.
Carpenter currently lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia, where he has taught Music History, Theory and Composition
at Malaspina College since 1979.
CAPAC, Canadian League of Composers
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Carpi Fiorenzo (italiano)
Compositore italiano nato a Milano. Allievo a Milano di G.F.Ghedini, ha composto musica di scena, per cinema e
teatro. Il suo stile è semplice, immediato con senso dell'humour.
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Carrillo Julián (español)
Carrillo Julián (español)
Julián Carrillo nació en el pueblo de Ahualulco, San Luis Potosí, en 1875, en el seno de una familia indígena, el 28 de
enero de 1875. Fue el último de los 19 hijos de Nabor Carrillo y Antonia Trujillo. De niño formó parte del coro del
templo de Ahualulco, y instancias del director de éste, Flavio F. Carlos, se trasladó a la capital del Estado para
estudiar música y regresar posteriormente como cantor de la iglesia. Este objetivo, sin embargo, no pudo cumplirse.
Llegó a San Luis Potosí en 1885 y empezó inmediatamente sus estudios con Flavio F. Carlos, formador de varias
generaciones de compositores potosinos. Al mismo tiempo empezó a trabajar en la orquesta de su maestro. Las
dificultades económicas, lo obligaron a abandonar sus estudios primarios, pero no los musicales. En la orquesta de su
maestro pasó de timbalero a violinista y aun empezó a componer pequeñas piezas.
En 1894 compuso una Misa. En 1895 se trasladó a la ciudad de México, con una carta de recomendación del gobierno
de San Luis Potosí, para ingresar al Conservatorio Nacional de Música. En esa institución hizo avances rápidos. Contó
entre sus maestros a Pedro Manzano en la clase de violín, a Melesio Morales, en la de composición y Francisco Ortega
y Fonseca en la de física, acústica y matemáticas. También formó una pequña orquesta con otros alumnos del
Conservatorio. Careciendo de una instrucción profunda en matemáticas, física y acústica, el joven Carrillo se
sorprendió y maravilló extraordinariamente al estudiar las leyes de producción de los intervalos fundamentales en
música (i.e. que al dividir por la mitad una cuerda, produce la octava, que al dividirla en tres, produce la quinta, etc.).
Ello lo llevó a experimentar por su propia cuenta, y después de varios días, abandonó la forma tradicional de dividir
las cuerdas en dos, tres, cuatro,y hasta ocho partes (que era lo que le permitían sus dedos), y comenzó a dividir con
el filo de una navaja la distancia de la cuarta cuerda del violín entre las notas Sol (libre) y La, logrando producir
dieciséis sonidos nítidamente diferenciables.
A partir de entonces, Carrillo prestó especial atención a las bases físicas y matemáticas de la música.
En 1899, el general Porfirio Díaz, presidente de la República, lo oyó tocar como solista de violín en la una ceremonia
de entrega de premios a los estudiantes de nivel superior, y le concedió una beca especial para ir estudiar a Europa.
Carrillo ingresó al Real Conservatorio de Leipzig. Contó entre sus maestros a Hans Becker (alumno a su vez de
Joachim), en la clase de violín, a Johann Merkel, en la de piano, y a Salomon Jadassohn, en la de composición, en la
de armonía y en la de contrapunto. También formó parte, como violín primero, de la Orquesta del Conservatorio,
dirigida por Hans Sitt, y de la Orquesta de la Gewandhaus, dirigida por Artur Nikisch. En Alemania escribió varias
obras, entre ellas su Sexteto en Sol mayor para dos violines, dos violas y dos violonchelos, (1900) y la Primera
Sinfonía en Re mayor para grande orquesta (1901), estrenada por la Orquesta del Real Conservatorio de Leipzig, bajo
su propia dirección.
En 1900 asistió al Congreso Internacional de Música, en la ciudad e París (presidido por Camille Saint-Saëns), donde
expusó una tesis para poner nombres monosilábicos a las notas de la escala musical (35), y de esta manera poder
cantar el nombre adecuado de cada nota. El trabajo se basaba en el hecho de que en la música “hay nombres sin
notas y notas sin nombre”. La ponencia que fue aceptada y publicada por el Congreso.
Terminados sus estudios en Leipzig, se trasladó a Bélgica para perfeccionarse en la técnica del violín. Estudió con
Hans Zimmer (discípulo de Isaye) e ingresó al Real Conservatorio de Gante.
En 1903 erscribió un Cuarteto en Mi bemol, en el que daba a las formas clásicas “unidad ideológica y variedad tonal”.
En 1904 ganó el Primer Premio por Unanimidad y con Distinción en el concurso internacional de violín del
Conservatorio de Gante. Ese año regresó a México, donde recibió un violín Amati que el presidente Díaz le regalo
“como obsequio de la nación mexicana” por su excelente desempeño en el extranjero. En México inició una labor
musical intensa como violinista, director de orquesta, compositor y profesor.
Fue nombrado profesor de historia (1906), de composición, de contrapunto, fuga e instrumentación (1908), en el
Conservatorio Nacional. Entre los músicos formados por el maestro Carrillo se encuentran José Francisco Vázquez
Cano (Fundador de la Escuela Libre de Música y Declamación, de la Facultad de Música de la UNAM y, junto con José
Rocabruna, de la OFUNAM), Juan León Mariscal Canseco (compositor y catedrático), Antonio Gómezanda (pianista y
compositor), Rafael Ordónez, Rafael Adame, Vicente Teódulo Mendoza (investigador del folklore mexicano), Gerónimo
Baqueiro Foster, Daniel Ayala, José López Alavés, Rosendo Sánchez, Leticia Euroza, Ángel Badillo, Felipe Cortés
Texeira, Agustín Oropeza, Gabriel Gómez, etc..
Organizó y dirigió la Orquesta Sinfónica Beethoven (1909) y el Cuarteto Beethoven (1910). Publicó los Discursos
sobre la música, (1913), y Pláticas musicales, (1914 y 1922). Estrenó en 1910 su Canto a la Bandera (con Letra del
poeta Rafale López), que es hasta la fecha canto oficial a la insignia patria. En 1911 fue representante oficial de
México a los Congresos de Música de Roma y Londres, donde expuso las tesis “Reformas a las grandes formas de la
composición: la sinfonía, el concierto, la sonata y el cuarteto, para darles unidad ideológica y variedad tonal” (Roma)
y una referente a elevar el nivel artístico de las bandas militares (Londres). Ambas fueron aprobadas por los
respectivos congresos.
En 1913 fue nombrado director del Conservatorio, donde reformó los programas de estudio, haciéndo énfasis no sólo
en la rigurosa preparación técnica de los estudiantes, sino en materias como la literatura y el español. Ese año fue
admitido como miembro de la Sociedad de Geografía y Estadística de México. Al caer el gobierno de Huerta, Carrillo
tuvo que exhiliarse hacia los Estados Unidos. En Nueva York, organizó y dirigió la Orquesta Sinfónica América, con la
que presentó su Primera Sinfonía. El éxito de esta obra le valió el calificativo de “the herald of a musical Monroe
doctrine”. En 1916 escribió la partitura para la película Intolerancia, de David Griffith. En nueva York escribió la
“Teoría del Sonido 13”, que se publicaría en el segundo tomo de las Pláticas musicales. En 1918 regresó a México,
donde fue nombrado director de la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (antes Orquesta del Conservatorio) (1918-1924) y
director del propio Conservatorio Nacional (1920-1921).
Carrillo llevó a la Sinfónica Nacional a niveles de excelencia interpretativa, al grado que el pianista Leopold Godowsky
la calificadaó como superior a la Filarmónica de Nueva York. La Sinfónica llegó a ser tan popular que se sostuvo con
sus propios recursos. Carrillo difundió la música de Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Wagner, Chaikovski, RimskyGuide to the guitarist’s modern and conpemporary repertoire - Composers Profiles / July 2016
Carrillo Julián (español)
Korsakov, Richard Strauss, Saint-Saëns, Debussy y Ravel. Presentó dos festivales Beethoven (1920 y 1921). Además
apoyó la música de mexicanos como Manuel M. Ponce, Antonio Gómezanda y Juan León León Mariscal.
De 1920 a 1924, se dio en México la Polémica del Sonido 13, que culminó con el concierto del 15 de febrero de 1925,
con obras microtonales en cuartos, octavos y dieciseisavos de tono. De septiembre a noviembre de 1925, organizó
una gira por diversas ciudades del país para demostrar la teoría del Sonido 13. En diciembre partió para Cuba y en
1926 llegó a Nueva York. Allá publicó algunos números de la revista bilingüe The Thirteenth Sound: The Herald of
America's Musical Culture. La liga de Compositores le encargó una obra, la Sonata casi fantasía en cuartos, octavos y
dieciseisavos de tono, que fue estrenada en el Town Hall de Nueva York el 13 de marzo de 1926. A petición de
Leopold Stokowki escribe el Concertino en cuartos, octavos y dieciseisavos de tono, que estrenó la Philadelphia
Sympony Orchesta, bajo la dirección de Stokowsky, en Nueva York y el Filadelfia. Al mismo tiempo escribió las Leyes
de metamorfosis musicales, que permiten transformar las proporciones tonales de una obra (p. ejemplo, de medios
tonos a cuartos de tono, o de medios tonos a tonos completos), y que también plantea procedimientos
composicionales semejantes al serialismo. Escribió Pre-Sonido 13: Rectificación básica al sistema musical clásico:
Análisis físico musical y Teoría lógica de la música
De regreso a México en 1928, recibió el homenaje de su estado natal, al declarar el Congreso de San Luis Potosí día
de fiesta cívica en el territorio estatal el 13 de julio (aniversario del experimento de 1895). El gobierno ordena que
sea izada la la bandera nacional en su casa de las seis de la mañana a las seis de la tarde. En contraste, Carrillo no
tuvo apoyo gubernamental para desarrollar su revolución, e incluso su labor musical como director y profesor fue
dificultada. Pocas veces, a partir de entonces, fue invitado a dirigir en México y su música tampoco fue interpretada
por orquestas mexicanas. El otrora director del Conservatorio y de la Sinfónica Nacional, no volvió a ocupar un puesto
semejante, y toda su investigación y difución musical fue autofinanciada.
En 1930, Carrilló organizó la Sinfónica del Sonido 13, en la que todos los intrumentos salen de la afinación
convencional de semitonos. Fue dirigida por el propio Carrillo y por Leopoldo Stokowsky en 1930 y 1931.
En 1933, Ángel Reyes, director del Grupo Sonido 13 de la Habana, grabó en Nueva York el Preludio a Colón, en discos
Columbia. Ese año, Ahualulco recibe el nombre de Ahualulco del Sonido 13.
En 1934, Carrillo publicó La revolución musical del Sonido 13, donde recapitula los acontecimientos históricos del
Sonido 13, lo mismo que en Génesis de la revolución musical del Sonido 13 (San Luis Potosí: 1940).
En 1940 patentó sus 15 pianos metamorfoseadores, que producen intervalos de tonos, cuartos, tercios, quintos,
hasta dieciseisavos de tono.
En 1941 publica su Método racional de solfeo, que basado en el principio de ir de lo sonocido a lo desconocido, basa
sus ejercicios en el Himno Nacional Mexicano.
En 1947 experimentó en la Universidad de Nueva York sobre la rectificación de la ley del nodo. El resultado es que,
siendo el nodo un punto físcio, resta longitud a la cuerda, por lo que ya no es la mitad matemática, y por lo tanto, el
número de vibraciones producidas por la mitad de la cuerda excede al duplo de vibraciones producidas por la cuerda
en su longitud total. Este trabajo le valió la nominación para el Premio Nobel de Física de 1950. En Dos leyes de física
musical (México: 1956), resume sus trabajos sobre la ley de los armónicos y la ley del nodo.
En 1949 se construyó el primer piano de tercios de tono del mundo, y lo llevó al Conservatorio de París al siguiente
año. En Francia conoció a Jean-Etienne Marie, quien ha difundido su obra en Europa. También dió conferencias en
Francia, España y Bélgica.
En 1951 presentó un concierto en el teatro Esperanza Iris de la Ciudad de México, para demostrar las leyes de
metamorfosis musical.
En 1951, Leopold Stokowsky estrenó, en Pittsburgh, Horizontes. Poema sinfónico para violín, violonchelo y arpa en
cuartos, octavos y dieciseisavos de tono. La obra tiene tanto éxito que tiene que repetirse. El año siguiente se
interpreta en Washington, Baltimore y Minneapolis.
En 1954 llevó un pino de tercios de tono a París, a la Schola Cantorum, donde permanece hasta la fecha. En la
Escuela normal de Música de aquella ciudad se interpretan diversas composiciones suyas.
En 1956, el presidente de Francia lo condecora con la Legión de Honor. También recibe la Gran Cruz del Mérito del
gobierno alemán.
En 1958, exhibe en la Exposición Mundial de Bruselas sus 15 pianos metamorfoseadores, que ganan la Medalla de
Oro. De Bruselas, los pianos viajan a París y son exhibidos en la Sala Gaveau. En París conoce a Ivan Wischnegradsky
y a Alois Hába. Asiste al Congreso Internacional de Música y presenta un concierto en la sala de la UNESCO.
Entre 1960 y 1965 graba en la Phillips de París cerca de treinta de sus composiciones, con la Orquesta Sinfónica de la
Asociación de Conciertos Lamoureux y destacados artistas franceses. Las obras representan las tres diversas fascetas
de su escritura musical: la clásica, la atonal y la microtonal. Jean-Etienne Marie es el ingeniero de Sonido de estas
En 1960 compuso Canon atonal a 64 voces, Misa de la Restauración para voces masculinas a capella en cuartos de
tono y, por encargo de Stokowski, Balbuceos, para piano en dieciseisavos de tono, obra esta última que se estrena en
En 1963, Carrillo recibió el Gran Premio de la Música de América Latina, de París. Da una serie de conferencias en la
embajada de México en Londres y es entrevistado para la BBC.
En 1964, Robert Gendre estrenó en Luxemburgo su Concierto para violín y corquesta en cuartos de tono. Ese año
compone varias obras, entre ellas tres sonatas para viola en cuartos de tono, una para violín en cuartos de tono, un
segundo concierto para violín y varios cánones atonales.
El gobierno de México le concedió la Medalla al Mérito Cívico por el aniversario de su Canto a la Bandera.
En 1965 el gobierno de la URSS lo invitó a realizar una gira de conciertos del Sonido 13 en aquel país, proyecto que
ya no se pudo realizar. También ganó el premio Sibelius de Finlandia, apoyado por los principales institutos musicales
de Francia, Argentina, Brasil y México, pero murió antes de recibirlo.
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Carter Elliott (english)
Julián Carrillo murió en la ciudad de México el 9 de septiembre de 1965. Sus restos descanzan en la rotonda de los
Hombres Ilustres del Pantón de Dolores.
Carter Elliott (english)
Born in New York City on 11 December 1908, Elliott Carter began to be seriously interested in music in high school
and was encouraged at that time by Charles Ives. He attended Harvard University where he studied with Walter
Piston, and later went to Paris where for three years he studied with Nadia Boulanger. He then returned to New York
to devote his time to composing and teaching. With the explorations of tempo relationships and texture that
characterize his music, Carter has been one of the prime innovators of 20th-century music. The challenges of works
such as the Variations for Orchestra, Symphony of Three Orchestras, and the concertos and string quartets are richly
rewarding. Elliott Carter has been recipient of the highest honors that a composer can receive: the Gold Medal for
Music awarded by the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Medal of Arts, membership in the American
Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and honorary degrees from many
universities. He has received two Pulitzer Prizes and commissions from prestigious organizations.
Caruso Dario (italiano)
Dario B. Caruso: chitarrista, compositore e didatta. Tra le pubblicazioni citiamo Omaggio a Castelnuovo Tedesco per
chitarra sola e Le voci dell’anima per tre chitarre (Edizioni Bérben). Nel 2008 edita il cd 9cento Guitar Duo (Casa
Musicale Eco). L’impegno di diffusione della cultura musicale si concretizza nel tessuto intellettuale della sua città
attraverso il Circolo degli Inquieti - di cui è socio fondatore - e l'Associazione Culturale Il Manipolo della Musica con la
Scuola Etica di Chitarra Classica. Nel 2007 debutta il suo musical dal titolo Al fuoco! Al fuoco!; nel 2010 ha presentato
Una storia della Mancia, ispirato al Don Chisciotte di Cervantes e interpretato dalla Compagnia Teatrale Miagoli. Ha
all'attivo numerose collaborazioni con interpreti di musica classica, pop e jazz.
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Carvalho Dinorah de (english)
Compositrice e pianista brasiliana nata a Uberaba. Ha diretto l'Orchestra Femminile di San Paolo da lei fondata.
Casablancas Benet (english)
Born 2 April 1956 Sabadell, España
Widely regarded as one of the leading Spanish composers of his generation, Benet Casablancas studied in Barcelona
and Vienna, and he graduated in Philosophy in the University of Barcelona, winning a PhD in musicology. His music,
firmly rooted in the great modernist tradition, is notable for its great individuality, structural complexity and
extraordinary richness of textural detail. In the 1990s he became more concerned with harmony, timbral
differentiation and instrumental virtuosism. Critics highlight his concern for balancing constructional rigour and
expressive strength, lyricism, dramatic character and whimsical register. His works are performed regularly around
Europe, Canada, US, Japan and Latin America. His first opera Lea was commissioned for Gran Teatre del Liceu de
Barcelona’ 2015 season.
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Casares Oscar Roberto (english)
Oscar Roberto Casares was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1954, he studied Guitarra with Maria Luisa Anido,
chamber music and interpretation with Mrs. Monina Tovara, (Adolfina Raitzin), Course at Conservatorio Nazionale of
Musica Carlos Lopez Buchardo, harmony with Jorge Tsilicas.
Together with his borther Luis, he formed the “Duo De Guitarras De Los Hermanos Casares”, playing in the most
important theatres and concerts hall of all Argentina receiving the approval from the public and from specialized
critics. In 1978, October they performed a show in the Salon De Argentina as tribute to the famous Miguel Llobet
playing all the compositions of Albeniz and Granados realized for the Catalan musician, organized at the Circolo
Guitarristico Argentino.
The famous Argentinian composer, that was a student of Manuel de Falla, Juan Jose Ramos, dedicated to the duet the
“Suit Argentina”.
Oscar Casares has been President of the Circolo Guitarristico Argentino, he teached Guitarra at the College Santa
Rosa in Lima and at the Centro de Galicia in Buenos Aires.
He created the Familia de la Guitarra, it is the result of a deep research in five century of history of the guitar, he built
three types of guitars that were missing to complete the “family”, the High Guitar, A tuned, the Low Guitar, A tuned,
and the Bass Guitar, E tuned.
Using this “family”, he created some original compositions and arrangements of Mozart, Guastavino, Piazzolla,
Albeniz, Vivaldi, Turina, etc. He encourages also other composers to write for the new chamber formation, like Jorge
Tagliapietra and Sergio Mateos, he founded in Buenos Aires Guitarra Ensamble, an Ensamble Guitarristico of the
Comune of Bariloche, the Ensamble of the Conservatorio of Cafayate and the Orquestra de Instumentos Regionales of
He has been invited by the composier Jose Luis Castineira de Dios to record the soundtrack of the film “El Rigor del
Destino” and “La Noche de los Lapices”.
Some musicians, that followed his advice as Master, to exhibit themselves at International competitive exam are:
Pablo Marquez, 1° Place in Paris, the Napolitan Edoardo Catemario, 1° Place Concorso Pittaluga in the city of
Alessandria - Italy - and 1° Place at the Concorso Andres Segovia in Palma de Mallorca, Jeronimo Ginzburg, 1° Place
Mozart in Verona - Italy - and Miguel Arola first viola of the Orchestra of Palma de Mallorca - Spain.
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Casares Oscar Roberto (français)
In 1988 he moved to Europe and he decided to live in the city of Casale Monferrato - Italy - where he begun to work
as concertist and composer.
During his concerts he playes not only classic composers but also Argentinian composers as Atahualpa Yupanqui,
Astor Piazzolla, Eduardo and Juan Falu, Carlos Guastavino, Alberto Ginastera, Abel Fleury, Ariel Ramirez, Gerardo
Cuchi Leguizamon. Milano, Roma, Torino, Napoli, Genova, Firenze, Verona, Bologna clapped his exhibitions.
He playes together with the folk guitar player Miguel Acosta, he found the trio Cuerdas del Plata together with his
wife, the singer and dancer Andrea Judith Man, realizing concerts dedicated to Sefaradi Music and to traditional
Argentinian Tango.
For ARSmusic, he recorded the Tango Suite of Astor Piazzolla together with the guitar player Edoardo Catemario, the
flautist Roberto Fabbriciani, recorded El Gordo triste, Fuga e Misterio of Astor Piazzolla arranged by da Oscar Casares.
He has been invited at the Guitar Palace in Japan, he organizes concerts in Tokio, Osaka and Asato for two
consecutive years, ending in 1999 and recording in the main hall of the Guitar Palace a CD titled “Tango Argentino y
Astor Piazzolla”.
Masters Edoardo Catemario and Flavio Cucchi recorded a CD with his compositions like the Concierto Sefaradi, Las 7
Canciones Sefaradies & Danza, L'ultima Strada, Son a Tango. Recently he recorded together with the Italian
violoncellist Erika Patrucco, “Birdtango”, and on behalf of the Barrio Tanguero of Torino “Un Tango para Milonguita”,
included in the Tangos to celebrate the first ten years of the first Italian Association for Argentinian Tango.
Oscar Roberto Casares is a composer, arranger, guitar player and guitar maker, some of his last compositions are
Recuerdos de Yasato, Guaperia for quartetto de chitarras (A-A-E-A bassa), Invocacion & Tango, metodologia forr
Quartetto & Ensamble of Guitars. (2011)
Casares Oscar Roberto (français)
Compositeur et guitariste, il est né en 1954 à Buenos Aires. Elève de Maria Luisa Anido et de Jorge Tsilicas, il a fait
partie du duo de Los Hermanos Casares formé par “Mimita” et a étudié avec la Senora Tavora qui avait formé les
frères Abreu et les frères Assad au Brésil. Installé désormais en Italie, il se livre à la composition depuis plusieurs
années. Il a écrit un Concerto Séfaradi - enregistré comme les Chansons Séfarades par Eduardo Catemario (C.D.
OPTI.ME.S, Italie) - et aussi nombre d'oeuvres pour guitare seule, quatuors à cordes et guitare, chant et guitare, etc.
(Les Cahiers de la Guitare et de la Musique n°64/1997)
Casas Pere (english)
Pere Casas was born in Terrassa (Barcelona) in 1957. He has studied at Barcelona Conservatory. His works has been
performed in several Spanish cities and in Basel, Paris, Badbrückenan, Hamburg and Palermo. He has received
commissions from “Musicals Youth” of Spain, Foix Foundation, Musica XXI Ensemble, La Caixa Foundation, Sabadell
Council and Vallès Symphonic Orchestra. Casas won the first prize of “Musicals Youth” 1989 Competition. His guitar
composition Casiana VII was finalist at the 1991 Radio France Competition. At present he is teaching harmony,
analysis and counterpoint at Terrassa Conservatory. (2004)
Cashian Philip (english)
Born in Manchester in 1963 he studied with Oliver Knussen and Simon Bainbridge. Studied at Cardiff University and
the Guildhall School of Music, and in 1990 was the Benjamin Britten Fellow at Tanglewood where he studied with
Lukas Foss. In 1991 he was awarded the Britten Prize, the Mendelssohn Scholarship in 1992 and the PRS Prize in
Between 1993 and 1996 he was the Northern Arts Fellow in Composition at Durham University
and currently teaches composition at Royal Holloway College and the Royal Academy of Music. Since 1990 he has
completed over 20 commissions, mainly of chamber and orchestral music. (2003)
Cassadó Gaspar (english)
Gaspar Cassadó was born in Barcelona on the 30 th of September 1897, and it was in that city where he began to
study music at the early age of 5. In 1907 he moved to Paris with his father, the musician Joaquim Cassadó. In Paris
he met and studied with Pablo Casals. He there
studied harmony with Ravel and Falla. His studies with Casals had a profound effect on him both technically and
musically, that marked the rest of his life. One of the great cellists of the 20th century performed on all seven
He was very interested in contemporary music giving many work premiers of works by authors such as Morera,
Honegger, Hindemith, Castelnuovo- Tedesco, Martinu, Delius, Dallapiccola, Tansman, Pfitzner, Halftner, Khachaturian
and many others. In the Late 50's he formed duo with Alicia de Larrocha and they performed frequently in Spain and
Europe. He taught in Musica en Compostela and later in the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. He performed with
many of the great masters of the 20 th century, Oistrakh, Rostropovich and Menuhin. He was juror of many
international cello competitions. Radu Aldulesco, Marçal Cervera and Elias Arizcuren are among the few of his
outstanding students. As a composer, he made many transcriptions for cello, as well as chamber music and a few
pieces for solo piano.
Castagnoli Giulio (italiano)
Ha studiato pianoforte (con M. Golia) e composizione (con G. Bosco) al Conservatorio di Torino e si è laureato in
Lettere e Filosofia presso l'Università della stessa città. In seguito si è diplomato con B. Ferneyhough alla Hochschule
für Musik di Freiburg e con F. Donatoni all'Accademia di Santa Cecilia di Roma.
Insegna alla Scuola Nazionale di Cinema e al Conservatorio di Torino.
Nell'estate 2003 è nuovamente ospite del Senato di Berlino, città in cui ha vissuto come compositore residente nel
1998 -1999.
L'Accademia di Santa Cecilia ha eseguito nel 2002 il Concerto per violoncello e doppia orchestra, commissionatogli da
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Castaldi Paolo (italiano)
Luciano Berio. Uno dei suoi ultimi lavori, Madrigale guerriero e amoroso, composto per il gruppo vocale “The Song
Company” di Sidney e sei musicisti tradizionali cinesi, è stato eseguito al Melbourne Festival nell'ottobre dello stesso
anno. Nel giugno 2003 è stato eseguito a Torino il suo ultimissimo Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra.
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Castaldi Paolo (italiano)
Compositore italiano nato a Milano nel 1930. Ha studiato al Conservatorio di Milano ed alla Facoltà di Ingegneria
Elettronica. Ha frequentato i corsi di Darmstadt. Polemico con la rigidità seriale, nei suoi lavori ha assunto sovente
atteggiamenti provocatori.
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Mario (english)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was born in Florence on April 3, 1895 and died in Los Angeles, California on March 16,
1968. After training at the Florence Conservatory, he gained prominence in Italy between the World Wars. He was
forced to relocate to the United States in 1939 when the Facists began persecution of Jews, becoming a naturalized
citizen in 1946. While perhaps best remembered at present for his solo guitar music, Castelnuovo-Tedesco composed
in many genres and media, including among his works operas and oratorios, orchestral music, music for films,
cantatas, concertos, music for solo piano, music for various bowed string instruments, for harp, ballets, choral music,
and chamber music, among other items (see Nick Rossi's Catalogue of Works by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
(Brooklyn, N.Y., 1977), for a nearly complete list of compositions). Castelnuovo-Tedesco wrote a two-volume
autobiography covering his life up to 1961, “Una vita di musica,” (unpublished, in the USC collection).
Pupil of Ildebrando Pizzetti in Florence, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco composed about two hundreds pieces for Guitar,
even if he was not a guitarist. Segovia, who he met in 1932, had a great importance in this. Until 1939 his
compositions are deeply rooted in the European music tradition. Castelnuovo-Tedesco liked to give his pieces a clear
and strong formal and historical characterization (Variazioni attraverso i secoli, 1932) or to be inspired by the Masters
of the past (Boccherini, in the Sonata op.77; Paganini in the Capriccio diabolico). After 1939 Castelnuovo -Tedesco
was obliged to leave Italy by the racial laws against the Jews. So he moved to the USA where he continued to
compose. In this second period he tried to exploit the
potentiality of the guitar as a concertante instrument, but he did not give up composing solo guitar pieces. (Barbara
Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Mario (italiano)
Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco è stato storicamente il capostipite di una folta schiera di compositori moderni, italiani e
non, interessati al nostro strumento. è uno dei compositori più creativi e poliedrici del nostro secolo.
Nato il 3 aprile 1895 a Firenze, discendente di famiglia ebrea, fin da fanciullo manifestò precoci e spiccate doti
musicali, ereditate forse dalla madre Noemi Senigaglia. A 10 anni, infatti, compose due brani per pianoforte, Notturno
e Berceuse, che vennero pubblicati su una rivista giovanile. In un primo momento i suoi studi musicali furono
ostacolati dal padre che, secondo la tradizione familiare lo voleva banchiere. Mario caparbiamente continuò lo studio
del pianoforte al conservatorio Cherubini di Firenze con il M o Edgardo del Valle, e conseguì il diploma nel 1914.
Divenne quindi allievo in composizione di Ildebrando Pizzetti. Castelnuovo Tedesco studiò con lui inizialmente al
Conservatorio di Firenze, ma si diplomò in seguito a quello di Bologna (allora diretto da Franco Alfano) nel 1918, poco
prima del termine della prima guerra mondiale. La sua definitiva affermazione artistica si sviluppò negli anni a cavallo
tra le due guerre mondiali. Nel 1924 sposò Clara Forti, da cui ebbe due figli: Pietro (1925) e Lorenzo (1930). Fu anche
apprezzato come interprete, essendo chiamato ad esibirsi a Villa Savoia alla presenza della regina Elena. In duo con la
cantante Madeleine Grey ricevette un invito per tenere un concerto al Vittoriale, residenza di Gabriele D'Annunzio.
Nell'estate del 1924 conobbe Giacomo Puccini, che gli mostrò parte della Turandot. Strinse una solida amicizia con
Arturo Toscanini, che diresse in prima assoluta a New York il suo concerto per violino e orchestra I Profeti. Al festival
di Venezia del 1932 conobbe Andrés Segovia, inaugurando così l'inizio delle sue numerose composizioni per chitarra.
Da allora, in un legame durato per oltre 36 anni, portò alla luce un corpus di opere unico ed assolutamente rilevante:
oltre 350 composizioni dalle celebri “Variazioni Attraverso i Secoli op. 71” agli incompiuti “Quaderni, Preludi e Studi”.
Nel 1936 a Castiglioncello entrò in contatto con Luigi Pirandello che stava completando la stesura de I giganti della
montagna. La rappresentazione era prevista nei Giardini di Boboli durante il Maggio musicale fiorentino, ma
l'improvvisa morte dello scrittore lasciò il dramma incompiuto. Il dramma fu messo in musica da Castelnuovo Tedesco
dopo l'inaspettata morte dello scrittore in segno di omaggio.
Sul finire degli anni '30 la situazione politica cominciò a peggiorare a causa della promulgazione della legge razziale da
parte del governo fascista. Questo segnò l'inizio di un lungo periodo d'isolamento. Marinuzzi, incurante dei divieti della
politica antisemita, rimise in programma I giganti della montagna per il Maggio Musicale Fiorentino del 1938,
riportando uno strepitoso successo di pubblico. Il 13 luglio 1939 l'intera famiglia Castelnuovo Tedesco, partì dal porto
di Trieste per New York, ove stabilì nel 1940. Per interessamento di Toscanini, Heifetz e Spalding, Mario ottenne
subito un contratto dalla casa cinematografica Metro Goldwin Mayer con la qualifica di compositore di musica da film,
che gli permetterà di assicurarsi una centa tranquillità economica. Allo scadere del contratto nel 1943, però preferì
non rinnovarlo, per lavorare liberamente, da free lance per varie compagnie cinematografiche a seconda delle
richieste. Nel 1944 prese parte ad un singolare progetto ideato da Nathaniel Schilkret, il quale contattò vari
compositori per portare a termine la suite Genesi (per narratore, coro e orchestra) che illustrava i vari episodi della
Bibbia. Ad essa parteciparono Schilkret (Creazione), Toch (Arcoiris), Tansman (Paradiso terrestre), Milhaud (Caino e
Abele), Strawinskij (Torre di Babele), Schoenberg (Chaos). Castelnuovo Tedesco compose per essa Il Diluvio. Nel '46
ottenne la cittadinanza statunitense, fatto che indusse Castelnuovo Tedesco a scrivere un atto di ringraziamento
pubblico verso il Paese che lo aveva ospitato, ma soffrirà poi del dualismo di essere uno straniero in Italia e un
italiano negli Stati Uniti. Gli stessi anni videro il suo esordio nell'ambito dell'attività didattica in qualità di insegnante di
armonia e composizione. Nel 1958 ebbe un prestigioso riconoscimento per la sua opera Il mercante di Venezia (su
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testo di Shakespeare), che ottenne il 1 o premio al concorso Campari indetto dal teatro La Scala di Milano. Ll'opera in
realtà non venne mai rappresentata a Milano. La sua prima rappresentazione si ebbe nel 1961 a Firenze; lo spettacolo
ebbe un ottimo successo di pubblico ma differenti apprezzamenti da parte della critica.
La sua morte avvenne a Los Angeles (California) il 17 marzo 1968.
Casterede Jacques (english)
Pupil of Olivier Messiaen and Tony Aubin at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique, Paris, he is awarded the
Rome Grand Prix in 1953. At the present time, Jacques Casterede is a professor at the said music academy in Paris
and teaches composing at the Ecole Normale de Musique.
(Panorama de la musique contemporaine, Editions Transatlantiques, Paris, 1984)
Castet François (english)
François Castet was born in Algiers in 1940. He was part of the first generation of French guitarists able to benefit
from a coherent guitar teaching structure: diplomas from the Algiers Conservatoire of Music, and, a few years later,
from Geneva. Amongst the “pioneers” of the period, he revelled in lute music (an instrument which he also plays) and
recorded the first LP of lute music by a French musician in 1968. He teaches guitar with an enthusiasm which has
never left him and started at an early age publishing works for guitar (Éditions Leduc, Paris). Also in 1968 he created
the “Ensemble Musique Ancienne de Lyon” which he was to conduct for eight years. This group was also a “pioneer” in
ancient and pre-baroque music. François Castet has worked in duet with his friend, organist and harpsichord player
Pierre Perdigon, has joined forces with Alfred Deller, Charles Ravier, Michel Corboz. Each year up to 1976 he produced
an LP of solo lute or guitar, duets with organ and harpsichord and chamber music with Bam, RCA, Erato. As from
1976 the dissatisfaction which all artists are prey to became more pronounced.: he decided to stop playing full-time!
He built his own yacht, became a part-time sailor whilst remaining an enthusiastic guitar teacher for the rest of the
time. In 1990 he supervised the recording of a CD (including the first ever recording world-wide of Leo Brouwer's
Serenade) with some of his young and talented students (he enjoys a “mad challenge”). Shortly after this, he
published two major teaching works and some personal compositions with Éditions Combre in Paris.
Casti Fabrizio (english)
Fabrizio Casti, born at Guspini (Cagliari) in 1960, graduated in Experimental Composition at Cagliari with Franco Oppo
and studied Electronic Music at Venice with Alvise Vidolin. He has collaborated with and written compositions for
individual artists and groups including: Irvine Arditti (Sottili di luce); Carin Levine (Morbide auree dell’aria for solo
flute); Oscar Pizzo (L’ottavo Cielo for piano and orchestra, Le Rovine for piano and live computer); Kirk Brundage
(Khroai for one percussionist); Marco Rogliano (Sospinti oltre); Isabelle Soccoja (Hai un sangue, un respiro II);
Astorre Ferrari (Suoni che vengono da uomini); Arditti Trio (Sospinti oltre le mura); Vittorio Parisi (L’ottavo Cielo);
Massimo De Bernart (Pyknon); Ensemble Belcanto (Come un’ombra di luna); Ensemble Spaziomusica; Icarus
Ensemble; Ensemble Esperimento (Naer het leven); IGNM-Vokalsolisten (Di salmastro e di terra); Orchestra Sinfonica
and Sinfonietta of Cagliari Opera House; Orchestra Guido Cantelli (Come attraversare gli intervalli dell’aria). Fabrizio
Casti is president of the Associazione Spazio-musica-Ricerca and vice president of the Spaziomusica International
Festival for promoting and diffusing contemporary music. In 1992 and in 1994 he was invited to participate in the
Komponisten-forum during the International Summer Courses of New Music at Darmstadt where he presented, in
world première, Le Rovine for piano and live computer with soloist Oscar Pizzo, Sottili di luce for solo violin with Irvine
Arditti and Khroai for one percussionist with Kirk Brundage. His compositions, published by Ricordi and by Steinäuser
Verlag and recorded on CD by Nuova Fonit-Cetra and by Spaziomusica, have been performed at national and
international festivals and other events in Europe, Japan and America and broadcast by radio networks both in Italy
and abroad.
Casti teaches Elements of Music Composition at the State Conservatory of Music of Cagliari.
Castiglioni Niccolò (english)
Niccolò Castiglioni b. Milan 17.7.1932 d. 7.9.96 Studied in Milan at the conservatory with Giorgio Federico Ghedini and
took master courses with Gulda, Zecchi and Blacher at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Apart from his compositional work,
he has been known as a concert pianist since 1953. In 1966, he was invited to Buffalo by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Until 1969, he was a visiting professor at various universities in the USA. Since then, he has been living in Italy.
Castiglioni Niccolò (italiano)
(Milano 1932-96). Allievo al cons. di Milano di S. Fuga e F. Margola, frequenta i corsi di Darmstadt. Insegna negli Stati
Uniti e in Italia. Castiglioni si impone nel panorama musicale per una grande libertà linguistica e uno stile gioioso, che
abbandona il pessimismo tardoromantico e il cerebralismo seriale. Influenzato da I.Stravinskij e A.Webern, ne
condanna l’interpretazione ideologizzata data a Darmstadt. Il suo suono è caldo, caratterizzato da estro timbrico ed
espressività di stampo neoimpressionistico (Aprèlude, 1959) e da suono puro e cristallino (Sweet, 1978, per pf.). Un
tono naif, con forme brevi e citazioni da nenie e cantilene infantili, e una predisposizione all’eclettismo lo aprono al
confronto con stili e tecniche differenti. Tra le sue opere: Disegni (1360), Attraverso lo specchio (1961, radio-opera,
da L.Carroll), Arabeschi (1972, per pf. e fl.), Inverno In-ver (1971), Le favole di Esopo (1979, per coro e orch.,
oratorio). Agli anni ‘90 appartengono le partiture Càntus Planus I e II (per 2 soprani e 7 strumenti, testo di A.
Silesius), Missa brevis (1993, per coro e 6 strum.) e Troslied (1995, per soprano e quartetto d’archi, commissionato
dalla scietà del Quartetto), opere caratterizzate da intima religiosità e autobiografismo. (Fiorenza Leucci: Dizionario
dei Compositori del ‘900, 1999)
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Castilla-Avila Agustín (english)
He was born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, where he began his musical studies at its conservatoire. Later he entered
Conservatorio Superior de Sevilla obtaining the Titulo Superior de Guitarra with Professor Josefina Calero. In 1998 he
was the first guitarist to gain a scholarship by Fundacion La Caixa-British Council to study a Masters Degree at the
London College of Music with guitarist Carlos Bonell. Later he moved to the Guildhall School of Music where he earned
a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters with guitarists Robert Brightmore, David Miller and the composer Mathew King.
He won the Portallion Solo Guitar Prize at this school. He continued his studies at Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg
with professor Isabel Siewers. While at Mozarteum, he also took studies at Arizona State University doing a Doctorate
in Musical Arts under the direction of guitarist Frank Koonce. He was also an assistant teacher at this university. In
2004 he began his composition studies with Adriana Hölszky and Andre Ruschkowski at Mozarteum finishing his
Masters degree at this school with Reinhard Febel. He also studied composition with Alexander Müllenbach at
Luxemburg Consevatoire.
He has received guitar master classes from D. Russell, M. Barrueco, A. Diaz, R. Aussel, J.L. Rodrigo, J. Clerch, J.
Cardoso, Roland Dyens, etc. As a composer, he attended masterclasses and workshops from S. Sciarrino, K.
Schwertsik, D. Schnebel, C. Halffter, T. Marco, A. Posadas, J. Kaipainen and J. Tiensuu among others. He was the
youngest guitar professor at Conservatorio Profesional de Ceuta during 94-95 and during 95-98 he was teaching at
Conservatorio Elemental de Lucena, both in Spain. In 1998, during the celebration of the centenary of the poet Garcia
Lorca, he worked with the theatre company Boardwalk in Lorca´s play “Bloodwedding”, where he included some
compositions of his own. The same year, he participated in the English film “Maestro”. He also included his music in
the film “Du bist Perfect”. For two years, he directed the contemporary music radio program “Die Nymphe” at the
Radiofabrik in Salzburg. In 2007, he composed the music for the 300 anniversary of the Kollegienkirche in Salzburg.
Since 2009 he is an artistic advisor of the Microtonal Music Society in Austria, giving seminars about his microtonal
guitar at Escuela Reina Sofia in Madrid, St. Petersburg Conservatoire in Russia, Guildhall School of Music in London,
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore, etc.
He has played solo concerts, in chamber music groups or with orchestra in Spain, France, UK, Italy, Swizerland,
Belgium, Germany, Austria, Finland and USA. As a composer, he participated at the IV and V Bolivar Hall Guitar
Festival London, Guildhall Contemporary Music Festival, Salzburg Strings Festival, Mozart Ante Portas Salzburg, WestÖstlicher Einklang Symposium 2007, Stadtfestwoche Hallein 2007, stART 2007, Rocník Medzinárodného Festivalu
Banska Bystrica, IG Nacht der Komponisten Austria, New Faces New Dances 2008 Salzburg, Österreichische Woche
der Mikrotonale Musik, Internationales Gitarren-Festival Hallein, Sävellyspaja-Avanti! 2009, Spanish Evenings in San
Petersburg, Expo 2010 Shanghai, University of Santo Tomas Guitarra 2010 Manila, etc. He has been awarded at Foret
d´Orleans Festival (France) and at Festival Internacional de Velez-Malaga (Spain). He has been composer in residence
from the Austrian government in 2010.
His music has been conducted by D. Russell-Davies, S. Fontanelli, T. Ceccherini, J. Kalitzke (with OENM), Hannu Lintu
(with Avanti Chamber Orchestra), Alexis Soriano (with S. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra), Hansjörg Schellenberger
(with Sinfónica de Sevilla), Konstantin Hiller and C. Chamorro among others. His compositions have been broadcasted
and recorded by ORF in Austria. He publishes his music for Doblinger Verlag.
He has written for different music groups; including solo, chamber music, orchestral, theater plays, choreographies
and two chamber operas (“Adán de Eva” commissioned and performed regularly by El Cimarron Ensemble and “Don
Quijotes Dulcinea” commissioned by the Passau Festspiele 2010 in Germany).
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Castillo Navarro Manuel (italiano)
Compositore e pianista spagnolo nato a Siviglia nel 1930. Ha studiato a Madrid e a Pris con N.Boulanger. La sua
musica è influenzata dal folklore spagnolo ed anche da P.Hindemith.
Castriota Samuel (english)
by Gaspar Astarita
Pianist, guitarist, leader and composer. (2 November 1885 - 8 July 1932)
Due to the fundamental importance that the lyrics of the tango “Mi noche triste” acquired, projected towards the
history of tango with strength and condition of a model, the composer of its music –Samuel Castriota -, even though
he has never been forgotten, his placement and his mentioning, instead, have been on a secondary level. It is not
superfluous, then, that we remember him when on July 8 takes place a new anniversary of his death.
Samuel Castriota's life has a relationship with Pascual Contursi's, with whom he shared the authorship of the
memorable tango, in some events -coincidences, misleading and curiosities- that, in spite of the fact they did not
know it, drew them nearer and put them far apart inadvertently. Both were born in November, under the sign of
Scorpio, and with a difference of a few years -Contursi, on November 18, 1888, and Castriota, on November 2, 1895.
They were to die in the same year as well, 1932, with 49 days of difference: Contursi on May 20 and Castriota on July
8. And even though they did not know each other, tango drew them near. Without asking permission to the
composer, Pascual Contursi fit his literary finding to this three-part work that he listened in Buenos Aires and was
named “Lita” and that had been instrumentally premiered –at the café El Protegido, placed on San Juan and Pasco
streets, by the outfit led by its creator on the piano. Only at the time of the recording by Gardel, Razzano and
Gardel's participation drew them near, and even smoothed some harshness and put on the right road the financial
pretensions of both. Although they did not become enemies, in the end they did not turn out friends as we might
think because of the solid alliance they achieved in the composition. Anyhow they once more collaborated but this
time under mutual agreement, trying to repeat the hit they reached at the start, with the tango “Sentate hermano”
(subtitled “Bebé conmigo”) which did not even get near the quality, the popularity and the impact of “Mi noche triste”.
But we have to insist on something about this tango by Samuel Castriota: it decidedly helped in the success of the
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literary blending, because it was a music very different to the classic tangos of the old stream to which Contursi had
been fitting his early lyrics. Its three parts had a structure of deep melodic substance, of appropriate disposition to
accept the literary proposal. And, a funny thing, music and words met each other and became the vigorous and
admirable coalition of “Mi noche triste” without the meeting of its authors. And, I insist, when they met and agreed to
collaborate in other compositions, they did even not achieved in coming near the unique success of the “memorable
octosyllable”, as Gobello called it.
Samuel Castriota was born in the city of Buenos Aires on November 2, 1885, as we already said, and spent his
childhood in San Miguel, a locality near the Capital, where he alternated his apprenticeship as barber with his practice
of guitar player “by ear”, a musical inclination he kept on in Buenos Aires, a city where he returned to when he was
16. Later, and already involved with small outfits, he switched to piano, always intuitively. All of a sudden he won at
the lottery. With that money he put up a barbershop at the Capital and withdrew momentarily from music. He retook
it, now as pianist and after some musical instruction, forming a trio with Vicente Loduca on bandoneon and Francisco
Canaro on violin, that played for some time at the area of La Boca. He put together his own group, with which he
premiered Lita, in the mid- 10s.
And with that he “won the lottery” again. Contursi, by adding the verses that would transform that tango into “Mi
noche triste”, placed him on the road to fame and of the not at all disdainable source of income by way of copyright.
Samuel Castriota went on conducting his orchestra or alternating as pianist in others, and composing as well. But
never reaching again the success of that predestinated tango. These numbers also belong to him: “La yerra” (his first
work, from 1913), “La cotorrita”, “El gorrión”, “Flor de cardo”, “Como brilla”, “Como quiera”, “La mañanita”,
“Campero”, “El gaucho”, “El loco de los inventos”, “Nido de amor”, that with some others are his purely instrumental
production of the time of “Mi noche triste”. Subsequently he tried a chance with other compositions to be sung that he
made known through theater plays but they failed to gain popularity, all them in collaboration with play writers:
“Dolor de ausencia”, with Carlos R. De Paoli; “El ciruja de Sorrento”, with Juan Andrés Caruso; “Patio olvidado”, with
Carlos Cabral and “Chica moderna”, with Enrique Pedro Maroni, besides the others already mentioned with Pascual
Contursi. He also, run the risk of making versify two tangos of his, “Notas lejanas” and “Mi coronel”, with which
“nothing happened”. Furthermore, among the works composed, apart from “Mi noche triste”, there is one which had
acceptable merits and spreading: it is “El arroyito”, which bore lyrics by Celedonio Esteban Flores. In general, he can
be considered a musician of good aptitudes and outstanding importance in the generation of instrumentalists that
covered the history of tango in the early decades of this century. And he had the merit, and the honor, of having
helped to frame the strong rungs of that ladder which tango “climbed from feet to lips”.
Castro Carlos José (english)
Costa Rican composer Carlos José Castro is the recipient of the prestigious Latin Grammy award in the category of
“Best Composer Contemporary Classical Music”, which he received in 2008 for his Concierto del Sol. His work has
been performed across the globe: in Cuba, Mexico, the United States, Germany, Poland, Spain, France, Italy, and
Costa Rica. He studied with a number of prestigious teachers including Benjamín Gutiérrez, Rand Steiger, Blas Emilio
Atehortúa, Leo Brouwer, David Vayo, and Bernal Flores. Castro teaches at the Instituto Nacional de la Música and the
University of Costa Rica and freelances in composing, music producing, and scriptwriting.
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Catalá Rafael (english)
Rafael Catalá, born in Valencia, is an acknowledged interpreter and composer with pronounced Mediterranean roots
that define his artistic personality.
He works with great artists such as mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza and baritone Carlos Álvarez, and he has achieved
considerable international renown as a soloist.
His concerts in many European countries, Japan, the Near East, Mexico and the U.S (Tokyo Opera Concert Hall, Izumi
Hall Osaka; Viennas Konzerthaus and Musikverein as a soloist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Londons St.
John´s Smith Square, Khan Theater Jerusalem ) and his awarded CD recordings for acknowledged Labels such as
Sony Classical have made him a highly sought-after musician.
Always in search of something new, Rafael Catalá integrates trends of various origins into his works, and with his
academic training he is thereby devote to flamenco music in order to expressly emphasize its suitability for the
concert platform.
He also seeks the participation of important jazz musicians, whose improvisations enrich his music and thus open up
new perspectives in the classical repertoire.
Catalá´s music is met with increasing enthusiasm from audiences and the press.
Catalán Teresa (english)
Teresa Catalán, born in 1951, specializes in New Music after finishing her musical studies in Spain. In her music, this
composer reflects the typical traits of her cultural background. The RTVE series on women composers from Spain and
specially from the Madrid area releases her composition “Iruñeakotaldea. Piano variaciones Nos. 2 and 7”.
Cataldo Glauco (italiano)
Glauco Cataldo è nato a Napoli dove ha iniziato gli studi classici e musicali. A Pesaro ha conseguito la maturità
classica e ha studiato composizione con Piero Giorni e poi Riccardo Zandonai. Trasferitosi a Milano studia
composizione con Giorgio Federico Ghedini e direzione d’orchestra con Antonino Votto. Si laurea in Filosofia alla
Statale di Milano. Nel 1948 entra come docente al Conservatorio “G. Nicolini” di Piacenza e tiene le cattedre di Teoria,
Armonia, Esercitazioni orchestrali, Musica corale, Arte Scenica e infine Composizione.
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Catalini Silvio (italiano)
Ha diretto concerti sinfonici e opere liriche in Italia e all’estero. E’ del 1982 il volume “Il Teatro di V. Bellini” (ed.
Bongiovanni) che ha echi favorevoli anche negli Stati Uniti.
Come compositore è invitato nel 1973 dal prof. Antonino Zichichi al Centro Studi “E.Mayorana” dove presenta musiche
cameristiche e sinfoniche. Sue composizioni sono eseguite dovunque, premiate in concorsi, edite da “Drago”,
“Carrara”, “Carisch”, “Pagano”.
Catalini Silvio (italiano)
Nato a Buenos Aires (Argentina), ma residente in Italia, si è brillantemente diplomato in chitarra presso il
Conservatorio “G. Rossini” di Pesaro sez. Staccata di Fermo sotto la guida del prof. Pietro Antinori. Interessato alle
problematiche dell'analisi musicale si è accostato dapprima allo studio dell'Armonia con il M° D.Nicola Marucci e, in
seguito, a quello del Contrappunto e della Composizione con il M° Fulvio Delli Pizzi. Oltre all'attività di insegnante di
chitarra e di educazione musicale negli istituti superiori, si è interessato alla vocalità svolgendo per alcuni anni una
certa attività come direttore di Coro. Ha seguito corsi di vocalità, canto gregoriano, didattica, direzione di coro e
direzione d'orchestra con insegnanti quali S. Korn, N. Albarosa, A.M. Fichera, B. Brockless, H. Maksimenko, S.
Bratchkov, G. Serembe, N.H. Samale. Nel 1997 ha conseguito il Diploma di compimento del Corso di Perfezionamento
Liturgico Musicale (CO.PER:LIM) istituito dalla Conferenza Episcopale Italiana.
Sue composizioni, adattamenti, trascrizioni e orchestrazioni sono eseguiti in Italia e soprattutto all'estero da solisti,
gruppi corali, formazioni da camera e orchestre. Tra questi ricordiamo Fausto Bongelli, Clara Renzi, Pietro Antinori, il
Quartetto Chitarristico Italiano, il Coro della Cattedrale di Locri e la Schola Cantorum “P. Matteo La Manna” di
Crotone, La Kammerorchester di Riegelsberg (Germania), Orchestra Sinfonica di Pesaro, Orchestra di Stato della
Radio di Riga (Lettonia), Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia.
I suoi lavori comprendono brani per Coro, Coro e orchestra, Chitarra, Quartetto di Chitarre, Pianoforte, Orchestra. Le
produzioni più recenti sono “Cinque Preghiere Corali” per coro a cappella (su testi di Didier Rimaud), “Cancion a la
vida nuestra) per chitarra (brano segnalato per merito artistico all'ultimo Concorso di Composizione classica di
Savona) e il “Cantico dei Cantici” per soprano, chitarra, voce recitante e piccole percussioni. Ha conseguito il secondo
premio al Concorso Internazionale di Composizione “Paolo Barsacchi” di Viareggio.
Catina Eugenio (italiano)
Chitarrista e compositore bresciano si è accostato alla musica giovanissimo sotto la guida del padre, appassionato
cultore di clarinetto. Nella seconda metà degli anni ’70 è stato tenor-sassofonista in gruppi di jazz con musicisti noti
tra cui Sandro Gibellini; contemporaneamente si è dedicato allo studio della chitarra classica.
Ha studiato con Marco De Santi, diplomandosi in chitarra classica al Conservatorio di Alessandria e ha frequentato i
corsi d’armonia e composizione jazz tenuti da Nino Donzelli presso il Centro Studi Musicali di Cremona. Ha effettuato
varie registrazioni di musiche proprie e ha composto brani per ensemble e per chitarra.In qualità di compositore ed
esecutore ha realizzato due CD: “Folìas” con il percussionista Beppe Gioacchini (Map 1994) e “Mediterranean view”
con la cantante Betti Vittori (Panastudio 1999). Brani di sua composizione si trovano in alcuni CD: “Apparenze –
nuove musiche” (Radio Onda d’Urto – Spazio Classica 1999) e “Dialogo” (Map 2003), entrambi dedicati a
compositori classici italiani ed eseguiti dal duo chitarristico Les Divertissements; “Chitarra lieve” (Map 2006), raccolta
di musiche eseguite dalla chitarrista Maria Vittoria Jedlowski.Ha inoltre rielaborato “La vita è bella” di Nicola Piovani,
realizzando una suite in quattro parti per chitarra sola; la suite, distribuita in tutto il mondo, è stata eseguita per la
prima volta dal chitarrista Claudio Ballabio nell’aprile del 2004 a Milano, all’interno di un concerto di Franco Cerri.. Ha
composto i brani contenuti nel CD monografico “Canto di Primavera” (Map 2007) realizzato dallo stesso Ballabio. Nel
2007 ha scritto”Metodo di armonia per chitarra” (opera in due volumi, Edizione Bèrben, inviata dall’editore agli
insegnanti di chitarra classica di tutti i Conservatori italiani) nel quale ha comparato le tecniche armoniche classiche e
jazzistiche fornendo molteplici soluzioni per un loro utilizzo sulla chitarra. Le sue numerose composizioni, tra cui i “24
preludi in tutte le tonalità”, la “Sonata”, il brano per liuto e chitarra “Note di passaggio”, i due poemi chitarristici
“Nòstos” e “La Dama Bianca”, sono state presentate, oltre che in Italia, anche in Inghilterra, Spagna, Francia,
Canada e sono edite da Bèrben (An), Panastudio (Pa) e Carisch (Mi).
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Catulo da Paixao Cearense (français)
Poète, chanteur, compositeur et excellent accompagnateur, il fut le premier, en 1890, à se présenter en concert en
s'accompagnant d'une guitare. Né dans le Nord-Est (Ceara), il s'installe dès 1880 à Rio de Janeiro. Artiste très
populaire, il a laissé à sa mort une quantité fabuleuse de musiques et de poèmes, dont certains dénonçaient déjà
l'influence étrangère dans les traditions du pays.
Cavalcanti Nestor de Hollanda (english)
Born in 1949 in Rio de Janeiro, Nestor de Hollanda Cavalcanti began his musical studies with José Miranda Pinto
(trumpet) and, later, with Elpídio Pereira (musical theory and appreciation). In 1967, he had classes with Maria
Aparecida Ferreira (reading and writing) and composer Guerra Peixe, under who he studied at Pró-Arte Art School,
the Sound and Image Museum, and the Centro de Estudos Musicais (Centre for Musical Studies) (harmony,
counterpoint, morphology, orchestration and composition) between 1967 and 1973.
In 1969, he studied analysis with Esther Scliar at Pró-Arte and, from 1966 to 1970, guitar with Pereira Filho and
Jodacil Damaceno. Between the years 1967 and 1976, he took courses on Brazilian Music and Musical Prosody,
organised by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s Music School; Get to know Brazil through Folklore, promoted
by the Fine Arts Museum; Aesthetics, offered by the City Museum’s Friends’ Association. He taught guitar at the
Brazilian Music Conservatory and at the Villa-Lobos Music School, from 1975 to 1979; he was a guest teacher at the
3rd Londrina Music Festival in 1985, where he taught courses on philosophy and music. Between 1984 and 1986, he
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was a director and teacher (harmony, counterpoint and composition) of Esquimbau - Nucleus of Musical Studies. He
worked for several years at the National Music Institute of Funarte (National Arts Foundation), where he acted as a
researcher, archivist (phonographic archives), musical reviser, phonographic editor and producer of Pró-Memus,
where he was also a coordinator. He has worked as an editor, with articles published in several Brazilian publications,
such as VivaMúsica!, Jornal da Música, Cadernos de Música, Tribuna da Imprensa, etc. Among his most important
articles are Theses on Music, written together with Antônio Jardim for Encontros com a Civilização Brasileira
magazine, issue 8, 1979; On Repertoire in Música: Texts and Contexts, Funarte/INM, 1985; and the essay Music and
Dialectics, under preparation for publishing. He was musical director and arranger of the Cobra Coral (The Cultura
Inglesa Choir), which was one of the groups responsible for the renovation in choir singing in Brazil, and, from 1984
to 1987, of the Orquestra de Vozes – A Garganta Profunda.
He is a popular music arranger and record producer; the Orquestra de Vozes - A Garganta Profunda album was
considered by the Rio daily Jornal do Brasil newspaper as one of the 10 best records of 1986. In that same year, upon
a request from the Popular Music Division of Funarte, he was in charge of composing arrangements, as well as of the
musical direction and coproduction (together with researcher Jairo Severiano) of the album Yes, nós temos
Braguinha, celebrating the popular composer’s 80th birthday. In 1987, he made arrangements and the musical script
of Garganta canta Beatles (Garganta sings The Beatles), considered as one of the best shows of the year by the
Jornal do Brasil and the Encyclopaedia Britannica of Brazil. During the period form 1992 to 1994, he worked at the
National Library Foundation, where he held the positions of Advisor and, later, Head of the Sound Archives and
Musical Division.
Some of his works were granted awards and prizes in national and international composition contests, including:
Brincadêra dum matroá, for choir, Toré, dos cabocolinhos, for string orchestra, and Divertimento... mesmo, for nonet,
finalists in the 1st National Composition Contest promoted by the Madrigal Renascentista de Belo Horizonte in 1974,
the composition contests promoted by the Government of Paraíba State in 1976, and by the Goethe Institute in 1977,
respectively; Micro-concerto no. 1, for flute and chamber orchestra, honourable mention at the Esso Prize for Classical
Music of 1979; Contradição for septet, second prize winner at the Latin-American Composition Contest, promoted by
the Goethe Institute of Munich of 1975; Suite Quadrada for guitar, second prize winner at the National Composition
Contest , promoted by INM/Funarte and Vitale Publishers in 1978-79; Cobras e Lagartos, for choir and orchestra, Best
creative work award of the MPBShell Contest, promoted by Globo Television Network in 1981. He has been
commissioned to write several pieces, most notably: O Morcego, for choir, commissioned by INM/Funarte in 1978;
Peça de confronto para coro misto juvenil (descontraído!), for choir, commissioned by Jornal do Brasil for the 7th
Choir Contest of Rio de Janeiro in 1980; Conversa Mole, for bass and piano, requested by INM/Funarte in 1982; Ária
para Sônia, for orchestra, commissioned in 1985 by the Rio Foundation for the Brazilian Music Orchestra conducted by
Roberto Gnattali; and Rhapsody around the clock, arrangement on rock themes for orchestra, requested by the
organising committee of the 2nd Rock in Rio festival (Artplan Advertising and Globo TV Network) in 1990.
Since 1976, the composer has taken part in various different events related to music held in Brazil, such as:
Contemporary Brazilian Music Biennial, organised by Funarte; New Music Festival of Santos City; Contemporary Music
Festival of São Paulo City; the Music of the 20th Century series, promoted by Jornal do Brasil and The Brazilian
Symphonic Orchestra, between 1980 and 1984; Rio de Janeiro Choir Contest, promoted by Jornal do Brasil; Up-ToDate Brazilian Music Panorama, held by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro School of Music, as of 1978;
Encounters with Brazilian Contemporary Music, a UNI-Rio university initiative form 1983 to 1984; Contemporary
Music Festival of Belo Horizonte City, and also several music festivals held in Brasilia, Salvador, Porto Alegre and
other major Brazilian cities. Abroad his works have been performed in Latin America (Mexico, Venezuela, Chile,
Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay), Europe (Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland,
Belgium, the Netherlands), United States, Africa (Angola), and have featured in Brazilian Music Exhibitions in Japan
(1976) and Canada (1978).
During 1995 and 1996, the composer was Director of the Music Division of the Arts and Culture Municipal Institute RioArte, the unit in charge of promoting several musical events in Rio de Janeiro City, as well as publishing CDs and
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Cavallone Franco (italiano)
Franco Cavallone, nato a Chisimano (Somalia) nel 1957, si è diplomato al Conservatorio di Cesena in Chitarra. Dal
1994 studia composizione presso il Mo Giovanni Guanti di Alessandria. Ha seguito diversi corsi di perfezionamento per
la chitarra con i maestri: Alirio Diaz, Leo Brouwer ed Angelo Gilardino. Nel 1989 ha vinto il primo premio di
composizione per chitarra al “Concours International de Sablé sur Sarthe”. Nel 1998 gli è stata conferita la “Chitarra
d'oro” per la composizione al 3o Convegno Nazionale Chitarristico. Svolge attività concertistica come solista e con il
trio chitarristico “Sona”. Collabora come recensore delle musiche alla rivista “Seicorde”.
Caymmi Dorival (français)
Chanteur, auteur compositeur et guitariste, il est considéré comme l'un des plus grands précurseurs de la musique du
Nordeste et de Bahia.
Ceccarelli Luigi (italiano)
(Rimini, 1953) Ha studiato composizione e Musica Elettronica con G. Baggiani, W. Branchi, G. Zosi. Ha composto
numerosi lavori per strumenti tradizionali ed elettronici, impiegando anche tecniche miste, con gli strumenti elettronici
che elaborano il suono strumentale dal vivo. Ha partecipato come esecutore e come compositore a vari festivals in
Italia e all'estero.
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Ceccarelli Massimo (english)
Massimo Ceccarelli (born 6 July 1966) studied in the S. Cecilia's Conservatory in Roma (Italy), where he graduated in
Contrabass with Mr Buccarella. At the same time pursues his studies in classical guitar with Mr Scozzafava and in
composition with Mr Piccolo. Gained the top marks in performance in Contrabass in the Academy Chigiana In Siena,
and in Santa Cecilia Academy in Roma, won some important Prizes in the following Composition Contests: 1996Lagonegro 1998- Diploma di Merito in the “Salsamo Competition” in Viareggio (Italy) 1° Prize in Nurtinghen
(Germany), where, was accepted in the Master class of the Cuban composer Leo Brouwer His scores are in repertory
of important soloists and musical ensemble. As contrabassist performs with the most important Italian Musical
associations, as guitarist is a teacher in the School Don Bosco in Roma (Italy). He plays also with the “San Carlo
Orchestra” in Napoli and with the “Orchestra Regionale del Lazio”.
Cecconi-Botella Monic (français)
Premier Grand Prix de Rome de Composition Musicale (1966).
Professeur au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique.
Après avoir participé activement à l'organisation des Concerts de l'“Itinéraire” (1973-75), Monic CECCONI-BOTELLA
est d'abord professeur d'écriture musicale au C.N.R. d'Aubervilliers (harmonie, contrepoint et fugue), puis à partir de
1982, elle est professeur au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris où elle enseigne l'analyse musicale . Conseiller
artistique pour la musique pour la ville d'Enghien-les-Bains, membre de nombreux jurys (CNSMP, CA, DE ), Monic
Cecconi-Botella, compositeur, se veut indépendante de toute “école”.
Son catalogue comporte outre plusieurs opéras (Noctuaile, opéra en deux parties sur un livret de René DAVID obtient
un Grand Prix de l'Académie du Disque français et du Film Musical, Il signait Vincent... sur la vie de Van Gogh, La
Femme de l'Ogre, livret de Pierrette Fleutiaux ...) un nombre important d'oeuvres de musique de chambre ainsi que
trois opéras pour et par des enfants (Operaclown, livret de René Pillot, Pirlipipi, livret de Pierre Gripari, Le triangle de
cristal, livret de Françoise Arquetout).
La Chèvre amarante est une pièce symphonique dédiée à l'orchestre des Jeunes de Cergy-Pontoise et à son chef
Andrée-Claude BRAYER qui l'ont créée en avril 1997. La Cantate pour les Nouveaux Temps sur un texte d'Arielle
Fanjas, est écrite pour grand orchestre de vents, percussion, choeur, 2 solistes (mezzo-soprano et baryton) et
récitant. Trois Inventions à trois voix pour trois instruments: flute, violoncelle, piano. Argile pour orchestre à cordes
et une percussion soliste. Flute, Zut et flute, quatre courtes pièces progressives pour initier les enfants à l'écriture
Cedron Juan (español)
El “Tata” Cedrón
Yo no sé mucho de tango pero me ha gustado siempre. Hay poco que esté tan lleno de dolor y cure al mismo tiempo la poesía-. Si me permito asociaciones mentales aparentemente incoherentes, el tango me hace pensar en los versos
de Cesar Vallejo, de Bertold Brecht, de García Lorca; me hace pensar también en Chavela y en Lila Downs, en ese
mexicano cantar en la cantina a un amor destrozado.
Hay personajes inolvidables que hemos escuchado todos, emblemas tangueros cuyo nombre resuena cada vez que
alguien menciona esta música que es también danza: Carlos Gardel, Roberto Goyeneche, Osvaldo Pugliese, Aníbal
Troilo, Enrique Santos Discépolo, Juan D’Arienzo, Homero Manzi, Enrique Cadícamo, Horacio Ferrer, Amelita Baltar,
Astor Piazzolla… Sin embargo, es emocionante encontrar nuevos nombres –nuevos a mis ojos-, y saber que podré
verlos y oírlos en vivo porque no se han muerto y siguen cantando y tocando cada tanto en algún rincón de Buenos
Aires. Hoy, en mi habitual paseo matutino virtual leí: El “Tata” Cedrón vuelve en febrero junto a Miguel López en
bandoneón y quise saber quién era.
Juan Carlos “Tata” Cedrón nació en Buenos Aires en 1939, es guitarrista, cantante y compositor, vivió treinta años en
París. Amigo de Acho Manzi, ha musicalizado poemas del padre –Homero Manzi- y versos de otros argentinos: Raúl
Gonzalez Tuñon, Julio Huasi, Juan Gelman, Paco Urondo... En 1964 conformó el Trío Cedrón junto a César Stroscio y
Miguel Praino, y un año más tarde abrieron juntos el Café Concierto Gotán, cuya existencia fue corta pero prolífica. A
mediados de la década del setenta el trío, entonces convertido en cuarteto, se radica en París: Juan Cedrón en
guitarra y canto, Miguel Praino en la viola, César Stroscio en el bandoneón y Carlos Carlsen en cello, bajo eléctrico.
En 2004, cuando se celebraban cuarenta años del Cuarteto Cedrón, el “Tata” regresó a Buenos Aires para quedarse.
Editó hace poco, junto al Cuarteto, dos discos que forman uno doble: Corazón de Piel Afuera y Godino. Ambos son
musicalizaciones de la obra de poetas argentinos, el primero está dedicado íntegramente a Miguel Ángel Bustos,
escritor y dibujante desaparecido durante la dictadura militar, el 30 de mayo de 1976.
(Antonia B, 2011)
Ceremuga Josef (english)
Czech composer Josef Ceremuga was born on 14 June 1930 in Ostrava-Kuncice. He has dedicated himself to music
since the age of eleven, when he started to learn violin play at the Janacek School of Music in Ostrava-Vitkovice
simultaneously with his studies at a secondary school. Then he studied composition at the Faculty of Music of the
Prague Academy of Arts and Music in the class of Jaroslav Ridky and Vaclav Dobias and quarter-tone music with Alois
Haba. After graduation he became one of the first post-graduate students at the Academy (1953 - 1956). Soon he
assumed a prominent place in our musical culture not only as a composer, but
also as a worker of important institutions. In 1967 he was named assistant professor at the Film Faculty of the
Academy of Arts and Music where he was active till 1960 in the cabinet of sound composition, between 1969 -1974 he
was Dean of that Faculty. Since 1980 he has been with the Faculty of Music of the Academy, since 1982 as Professor
of composition, at present also Dean. In 1981 he was named Artist of Merit. Josef Ceremuga s creation undergoes
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continuous development without distinct watersheds. He started off from the living Moravian folk music tradition and,
in this connection, the works by Janacek and Martinu. He added to that basis creative mastering and development of
the legacy of Smetana and Dvorak and some 20th century classics - above all Prokofyev. He develops in particular
melodies to new shapes. His creation is centred round broad-range lyrics as a specific reflection of his attitude to the
present-day life. That is in harmony with the second aspect of Ceremuga s creation - natural and spontaneous
musicality. For this reason his music is close to listeners, all his compositions see many repetitions. A number of
compositions were published and gramophone recorded. Some were awarded prizes. With great success abroad met
his Symphony No. 3, String Quartet No. 3, Quintet for Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Flute and Oboe and the Prague
Symfonietta which were played almost in the whole of Europe, some of them in the USA. Important section of his
compositional activity is his creation for film and television (also for Iceland, Italy, and the FRG) which always carries
all traits of Ceremuga's creative personality.
Cerha Friedrich (english)
1926 Born on February 17 in Vienna.
1946-53 Studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing.
Arts (composition with Alfred Uhl, violin with Vasa Prihoda, music education) and at the University of Vienna
(philosophy, musicology, German studies); PhD.
1953 Composition seminar with Josef Matthias Hauer.
1956-58 Participation at the Darmstadt Holiday Courses (Rudolf Kolisch, Eduard Steuermann).
1956/57 Scholarship for study in Rome.
1958 Founded the “die reihe” ensemble for New Music with Kurt Schwertsik, which he directed until 1983.
1959-88 Teacher, then professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (composition, notation,
interpretation of New Music).
1968-75 President of the Austrian department of the International Society of New Music.
1986 Honorary member of the Austria Composer’s Union.
1992 Member of the European Acadey of Science.
Numerous prizes and awards, among them the Austrian Ministry of Education and Culture Sponsorship Award (1971),
the City of Vienna Music Prize (1974), the Lower Austrian Prize of Honour (1985) and the Grand Austrian State Prize
(1986). Together with his compositional oeuvre, Cerha works as a conductor, publisher (the Doblinger series of
Ancient Music “Diletto musicale”) and in the field of fine art. (Doblinger Catalogue)
Cernicchiaro Giovanni (italiano)
Giovanni Cernicchiaro nasce artisticamente come chitarrista sotto la guida del Maestro Giuliano Balestra. Da subito
manifesta una spiccata attitudine alla composizione e quindi intraprende gli studi di Composizione (Teresa Procaccini e
Massimo Gianfreda) e Strumentazione per Banda (Raffaello Tega). Inoltre si laurea in Discipline delle Arti della Musica
e dello Spettacolo all'università Alma Mater di Bologna per avere una cultura musicale più ampia di stampo
umanistico. Si perfeziona con Salvatore Sciarrino, Gyorgy Ligeti e Karlheinz Stockhausen per la musica
contemporanea. A New York invece si è perfezionato nelle tecniche di orchestrazione per la musica da filmcon Steven
Schott Smalley (orchestratore di Jerry Goldsmith in Batman, Basic Istinct, Starshiptrooper etc...). La sua esperienza
pratica spazia dal melologo, alla musica di commento per la poesia, dalla sonorizzazione di piece teatrali (Memorie di
Roma) di mostre ed ambienti (Mysterya), alle sigle televisive (Un giorno in pretura, in collaborazione con Felice
Tazzini) dalla musica per i cortometraggi (Scarpe d'oro, La bandiera insanguinata) ed i mediometraggi (Soap Opera
ed il Figlio in collaborazione con il CSC) ai documentari (Sublimazione del mito di Persefone/Proserpina)
all'arrangiamento e l'orchestrazione di musica pop e rock (Tusciarock Festival, Orchestra Panarmonikon, estate 2007).
La conoscenza delle più importanti tecniche della musica attuale (orchestrale e non) ed un innato intuito verso le
immagini, gli permettono di musicare in maniera esaustiva e professionale situazioni, immagini, ambienti.
Web: (2009)
Cervetti Sergio (español)
Sergio Cervetti entró en el circuito internacional de compositores cuando ganó el premio a la Música de Cámara en el
Festival de Música Contemporánea de Caracas en 1966 con sus “5 Episodios” para Trío. Nacido en Dolores, Uruguay,
en 1940 en el seno de una familia Valdense, había estudiado piano con Martino Rodas, Hugo Balzo y armonía con
Carlos Estrada en el Conservatorio Nacional de Montevideo. La falta de interés de sus profesores en su actividad
creativa lo hicieron emigrar a EE.UU en 1962. Sus primeras composiciones, escritas por su cuenta y sin ninguna guía
en un estilo dodecafónico libre cuando tenía solo 18 años, le otorgaron inmediatamente una beca el Conservatorio
Peabody de Baltimore, que fue sucesivamente renovada por 4 años más, permitiéndole completar sus estudios y
graduarse en 1967 estudiando bajo la tutela de los compositores Stefan Grove y Ernst Krenek.
Siendo todavía estudiante avanzado en el Conservatorio Peabody gana el premio internacional en Caracas obteniendo
una excelente reseña de su obra por el crítico alemán H. H. Stuckensmidtt en la revista Melos. A raíz de esa crónica el
Gobierno alemán y la Deustcher Akademisher Austausdienst le extienden una invitación a la ciudad de Berlín como
compositor residente durante 1969-70. Allí fue influenciado (Penderecki y Ligeti eran también los compositores
invitados en ese momento en Berlín) por la estética de la escuela Polaca y compuso varias obras comisionadas y
estrenadas en Berlín como Prisons (un ballet con la colaboración del corógrafo Kenneth Rinker y el pintor griego Alexis
Akritakis) y Lux Lucet para coro a cappella, una obra que gana mas tarde uno de los premios del festival Gaudeamus
en Holanda en 1970. En 1970 Cervetti pasa a residir en New York City donde su estilo sufre una gran transformación
luego del fuerte contacto con sus colegas americanos. Su música se vuelve menos agresiva dando paso a una estética
que amalgama varias tendencias que prevalecían en esos momentos, incluídos el Minimalismo, aunque Cervetti nunca
abrazo al Minimalismo de lleno. Aun su “Guitar Music”, que puede considerarse la obra más cercana a esa estética,
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incluye una melodía que contradice los códices del minimalismo. Aquí comienza también su gran pasión por la música
electrónica cursando estudios en Columbia University con Vladimir Usachevsky, el gran pionero de la electrónica en
aquel entonces. En 1972 entra como profesor de música (Master Teacher) en New York University Tisch School of the
Arts, un puesto que mantuvo por 25 años. Asimismo fue invitado a dar cursos en varias Universidades del Canadá
como Mc Gill University en Montreal y la Universidad de Victoria en British Columbia. En la década de 1980 Cervetti
colaboro con muchos coreógrafos americanos como Ken Rinker, Nina Wiener y el venezolano Vicente Nebrada, y
luego con directores de teatro y cine como James Cunningham, David Weinwright y el mas famoso Oliver Stone, este
ultimo en el clásico filme de 1994 “Asesinos por Naturaleza”.
Entre las mas importantes comisiones recibidas por Cervetti se encuentran: Prisons II, por la orquesta del festival de
Donnaueshingen (Alemania) en 1969; Plexus para orquesta por el Festival de Música de Washington DC en 1970;
Windevil por la compañía de danza de Nina Wiener y la Brooklyn Academy of Music en 1983; Madrigal IV por la
Universidad de California en San Diego en 1985 para festejar el 85 años de Ernst Krenek; Transatlantic Light for el
Festival de Holanda en 1987; Inez de Castro en 1989 para el Ballet Hispánico de New York; Las Indias Olvidadadas
(Concierto para Clave y 11 Instrumentos) por el Festival de Música Contemporánea de Alicante en 1992; No Longer
Very Clear para Soprano y conjunto de cámara por la radio WNYC de New York City.
A raíz de sus numerosas colaboraciones con directores y coreógrafos, Cervetti ha desarrollado un lenguaje que toma
de muchas tendencias y que no vacila en usar el amplio lirismo o la melodía en el viejo estilo. El critico español Carlos
Villasol lo observo muy bien cuando escribió lo siguiente en la revista RITMO: “El concierto para clave de Cervetti, es
una obra con poder de seducción realmente impresionante. Todo en ella es color, luz, exhuberancia hasta el éxtasis.
Con una estética “salvaje” Cervetti no hace distingos entre materiales de origen folklórico, de la tradición europea y
de las corrientes minimales, en un gesto de valentía que lo exime de toda clasificación.”
Cesa Mario (italiano)
Mario Cesa (Avellino, 1940) ha studiato composizione e pianoforte al Conservatorio di Napoli. Studioso di folklore
irpino, che usa come materiale sonoro per le composizioni, la sua produzione spazia dal brano solistico a quello
orchestrale. Apprezzato anche dalla critica estera, è presente in rassegne, festival e concerti pubblici in Germania,
Francia, Polonia, Ungheria, Romania, Spagna, Brasile, Russia, Cuba. La sua fervida fantasia creativa lo ha portato a
realizzare musiche molto originali, non solo per tipo di scrittura, ma soprattutto per risultati sonori. Cesa è un autore
che dà ampio spazio alla strumentalità componendo pezzi da camera d’ensemble e per orchestra sinfonica, in cui la
grande orchestra viene usata come tavolozza preziosissima di infinite combinazioni timbriche. La presenza di cellule
melodiche riprese dal folklore irpino o nazionale sono solo un pretesto per realizzare un disegno ben più ambizioso:
quello di creare una variazione di elementi melodici gradualmente estraniati dal loro contesto iniziale, e proiettati
verso una visione internazionale del fenomeno sonoro.
Nel 1985 la camposizione Simph è stata eseguita dall’orchestra di Kielce (Polonia) e da quella di Stato dell’ Avana
(Cuba). Nel 1986 ha ottenuto il 1° premio con la composizione corale Chiostri al concorso indetto dalla Comunità
Benedettina di Montevergine.
Mario Cesa è direttore artistico della Rassegna Internazionale di Orchestre “Musica in Irpinia” e della “Orchestra
Sinfonica Irpina”. Insegna Didattica della Musica al Conservatorio di Avellino e ai corsi estivi di Ravello. (Adriano Bassi
- Guido Molinari: Tendenze della Musica Contemporanea, Guido Miano Editore, Milano, 1994)
Cesanelli Guillermo (english)
Que vería con reconocimiento que el Poder Ejecutivo declare de Interés Provincial la trayectoria artística del eximio
compositor y concertista de guitarra bonaerense Guillermo Cesanelli.
GUILLERMO CESANELLI (13 de septiembre de 1914- 3 de octubre de 1979).
Del matrimonio compuesto por Don David Cesanelli (italiano) y Doña Filomena Baruchez (suizo-francesa) nacieron
seis hijos, cuatro mujeres: Matilde, Valeria, Josefina y Blanca y los dos restantes varones; Vicente y Guillermo. La
casa paterna estaba ubicada en la calle San Lorenzo Nº 590, pleno barrio de Villa Florida (Zárate), allí Guillermo
transcurrió gran parte de los años de su vida y se inició en el camino del arte popular. Su intima vocación y fina
sensibilidad sumadas a los consejos de otros músicos de la época, motivaron a estudiar en el Conservatorio Nacional
de Música “Carlos López Buchardo” de donde egresó con las mejores calificaciones y poseedor de una férrea disciplina
que habría de acompañarlo a lo largo de su carrera como elevado interprete de la guitarra y como docente, marcando
su personalidad con rasgos de conducta rígidos y severos sobre todo en la relación con sus colegas y discípulos.
Cesanelli era concertista de piano y guitarra aunque siempre se presentó pulsando este último instrumento, también
arreglador musical, profesor de canto y solfeo, compositor y autor de los versos de sus canciones. Alternó su
trayectoria artística con sus labores como empleado del Ministerio de Educación de la Nación, desempeñándose como
técnico-afinador de pianos.
Cesanelli compartía su residencia entre Zárate y Buenos Aires, tanto por razones laborales, como artísticas. En la
Capital paraba en una casa del barrio de La Boca donde conoció al maestro Juan de Dios Filiberto y al célebre pintor
Quinquela Martín, cultivando con ambos una profunda amistad. Fue Filiberto quien lo contactó con ante el eximio
concertista Abel Fleury de cuyo conjunto musical Guillermo fue primera guitarra, acompañándolo en sus actuaciones
radiales (LR1 El Mundo y LR3 Belgrano) y en giras por nuestro país y Latinoamérica, durante las décadas de 1940 y
50. Al mismo tiempo Cesanelli hacia presentaciones como solista o como acompañante de cantantes de folklore y
tango, entre los que podemos citar a Nelly Omar, Juanita Larrauri, Héctor Mauré y Oscar Alonso. Como profesor de
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Chakarov Eftim (english)
canto sus alumnas mas destacadas fueron Virginia Luque y Zulma Faiad. Con Fleury formó parte de las compañías
teatrales de Enrique Muiño y Fernando Ochoa, y cuando ambos encabezaron un elenco que ocupó el escenario del
Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires con el espectáculo “Gloria del ser americano”, allá por 1948, Cesanelli figuró en todos
los programas, con letras destacadas, como concertista de guitarra.
En sus facetas de autor y compositor Guillermo Cesanelli publicaba sus creaciones a través de la Editorial Ricordi,
siendo sus títulos mas importantes: “Querencia”, (milonga), “Villa Florida” (tango), “Pialando Recuerdo” (estilo),
“Caminito Zarateño” (zamba), “Pasacanas” (carnavalito), “En el Ranchito Serrano” (zamba), “El Antojado” (gato),
“Fuga” (estilo), “Acuarela Zarateña” (zamba), “La Consentida” (zamba), “La Solariega” (zamba), entre tantos otros.
Como arreglador musical llevó a la guitarra las composiciones de Enrique Cadicamo y Raúl Cobián, descollando en la
versión de “La casita de mis viejos”.
Tras su jubilación el maestro Cesanelli se radicó definitivamente en Zárate, los que lo trataron en sus últimos años lo
recuerdan como solterón empedernido, y exigente, pero además como sabio de la música y amigo fiel, capaz de
perderse en el amanecer de una noche bohemia.
Por lo anteriormente expuesto, solicito a las Señoras y Señores Legisladores que acompañen con su voto afirmativo el
Chakarov Eftim (english)
Eftim Kostadinov Chakarov was born on the 29th of December, 1974 in Assenovgrad. His musical studies began in
1986. Subsequently appear his interest in composition. In 1988 he began to study piano with Vaska Vladimirova,
continuing in 1992 with Kapka Sotirova.
In 1993 he was accepted as a student in the Academy of Music and Dance Art in Plovdiv. In 1995 he studied
composition in the class of prof. Ivan Spassov and later with prof. Bojidar Abrashev. In 1996 he won the third prize in
the Academy Competition for Performing Art and Creative Art Work in Plovdiv for his piano pieces “Prelud” and
“Motion”. In 1998 he graduated a Bachelor Degree in musical pedagogy.
He has written “Letny patishta” for soprano and piano [1995), variations for piano on “Nineh Otpushtaeshi” (1998),
“Serenada” for piano, flute and cello (1998) and “Orchestral Piece” in memory of Ivan Spassov (1998).
Chadwick Roland (english)
Roland Chadwick is a Composer, Guitarist and internationally acclaimed recording artist. A trained classical guitarist,
he plays “anything with frets”. Born in May 1957, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, Roland made his Sydney Opera House
debut in 1988 and has since built a reputation as Australia’s master Guitarist/Composer. From 1979 to 1996 he lived
and worked in Sydney as a performer and composer and in 1997 took a sabbatical in Los Angeles where he worked
on developing a more personal compositional style. At the end of 1997 he moved to the UK and is now based in West
Chagas Paulo Cesar (english)
(b. 31 August 1953, Salvador, Bahia).
German composer, born in Brazil and now resident in the USA, of mostly stage, chamber, choral, electroacoustic, and
multimedia works that have been performed throughout the Americas and Europe.
Mr. Chagas initially studied at the Universidade de São Paulo from 1973–79 and later studied with Henri Pousseur at
the Conservatoire royal de musique in Liège from 1980–82. He then studied electronic music at the Hochschule für
Musik und Tanz in Cologne from 1982–89. He earned his PhD at the Université de Liège in 2003.
Among his honours are a prize in a national competition in Rio de Janeiro (1977, for Webern: de tempos em tempos),
the prize for l'Opéra Autrement from the Centre Acanthes (1989, for Oddort) and selection to the IAMIC Annual List
(2001, for Bonfim). He has received commissions from the festival Ars Musica in Brussels, the Bonner
Entwicklungswerkstatt für Computermedien, the Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar, the festival
Moscow Autumn, the festival MusikTriennale in Cologne, Oper Bonn, the Theaterhaus Stuttgart, WDR, and the
Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik.
Mr. Chagas is also active in other positions. He worked as sound director of the studio for electronic music at WDR
from 1990–99, where he conducted extensive research into algorithmic composition, computer music, electronic
music, interactivity, multimedia, and sound spatialisation. There he also wrote music software and computer
applications for analysis and composition. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Centre Henri
Pousseur in Liège since 1998.
He taught as a visiting lecturer at the Université de Liège from 1991–93 and at the Conservatoire royal de musique in
Liège in 1995–96. He has taught technology and music as Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of
California, Riverside since 2004.
He has lived in the USA since 2004.
Web: (2013)
Chailley Jacques (français)
Né en 1910 dans une famille de musiciens, Jacques CHAILLEY s'est fait connaître à la fois dans les milieux
universitaires et musicaux. Compositeur, il a vu son opéra Thyl de Flandre ou son ballet écrit avec Jean COCTEAU, La
Dame à la licorne, représentés à l'Opéra de Berlin comme à celui de Paris, à la Scala de Milan comme à la Monnaie de
Bruxelles. Musicologue, ses ouvrages sont aujourd'hui traduits en onze langues (allemand, anglais, espagnol, hébreu,
italien, japonais, néerlandais, portugais, roumain, russe, tchèque). Il a été secrétaire général, puis sous-directeur du
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, professeur à ce même conservatoire, directeur de l'Institut de
Musicologie de l'Université de Paris, président du Comité National de la Musique. Il est aujourd'hui professeur émérite
à la Sorbonne et a été chargé au Ministère de l'Education Nationale d'une mission d'Inspection Générale pour
l'enseignement musical. Officier de la Légion d'Honneur, Grand Croix de l'Ordre du Mérite, Commandeur des Arts et
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Chailly Luciano (italiano)
Lettres et des Palmes Académiques, il est membre associé de l'Académie Royale de Belgique et de l'Académie San
Fernando de Bellas Artes de Madrid. (Combre catalogue)
Chailly Luciano (italiano)
Compositore, nato in Ferrara morto in Milano. Allievo di P.Hindemith è stato critico musicale e direttore alla Scala.
Chan Ka Nin (english)
Ka Nin Chan, composer, teacher (b at Hong Kong 3 Dec 1949, naturalized Canadian 1971). Chan moved with his
family to Vancouver in 1965 and later studied composition at the University of British Columbia with Jean COULTHARD
while pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. After graduating from UBC with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1976
he studied composition with Bernhard Heiden at Indiana University, receiving Master of Music (1978) and Doctor of
Music (1983) degrees. He attended the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1982
and that same year began to teach music theory and composition in the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
Chan's colourful, often Oriental-flavoured works have been commissioned and/or performed by many of Canada's top
orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists, including Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra, CBC Vancouver
Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Thirteen Strings,
the SOICÉTÉ DE MUSIQUE CONTEMPORAINE DU QUÉBEC, New Music Concerts, Esprit Orchestra, pianist Antonin
KUBÁLEK, violist Rivka Golani, Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, oboist Lawrence Cherney, soprano Rosemarie
Landry, and Tapestry Music Theatre (his opera Iron Road, premiered in 2001). Commissions have been funded by the
CBC, Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario's Department of Multiculturalism and Citizenship, and the Toronto
Arts Council. Works have been published by Editio Musica Budapest, Needham Publishing and Hinshaw Music.
Recordings have appeared on the Centrediscs, CBC and Summit labels.
His works are highly individual, marked by exotic textures and frequent use of non-Western instruments, particularly
from the percussion family. Some carry poetic, inspirational titles such as To God of All Nations, The Land Beautiful,
Treasure Pasture Leisure Pleasure, The Everlasting Voices and Ecstasy. Many have won awards, including those
offered by the Vancouver New Music Society (1976), the PROCAN Young Composers Competition (1979), Hungary's
Béla Bartók International Composers' Competition (1982), the International Horn Society (1982), the James Madison
University Flute Choir (1988), the Barlow International Competitions (1991), the Amherst Saxophone Quartet
Composition Competition (1992), and Canada's Juno Award for his work Among Friends (1993). In 1996 he won the
$10 000 Jean A. Chalmers Award for Musical Composition for his chamber work I Think That I Shall Never See...,
commissioned by CBC for the ensemble Amici.
Chan is a member of the CANADIAN LEAGUE OF COMPOSERS, an associate composer of the CANADIAN MUSIC
CENTRE, and a member of SOCAN. (Author RICK MACMILLAN)
Web: (2007)
Chapdelaine Michael (english)
Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world's top competitions in both the Classical
and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National
Fingerstyle Championships at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield , Kansas.
From New York's Lincoln Center to the Cactus Cafe in Austin, from Milano to Bangkok, Michael continues to enchant,
dazzle and surprise audiences and critics alike as he redefines the modern acoustic guitar with his amazing technique,
“soulful” expressiveness, and versatility as a performer, composer and arranger/producer. His performances, played
on both steel string and classical guitars, include musical styles ranging from blues to Bach to country to rhythm n'
blues as he wins his audiences hearts with breath taking technique and the poetic magic of his original musical
portraits and landscapes.
In the 80's and 90's Michael proved himself to be one of the world's finest classical guitarists; twice winning the
coveted National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Grant, and taking First Prize in both the Guitar Foundation of
America's and the Music Teachers National Association's Guitar Competitions. He also won the Silver Medal in
Venezuela's VIII Concurso International de Guitarra “Alirio Diaz”. He has toured four continents while giving hundreds
of performances for Affiliate Artists Inc., and various arts promotion organizations.
Michael is Professor of Music and head of guitar studies at the University of New Mexico, and has previously been on
the faculties of the University of Colorado at Denver and Metropolitan State University. He has given master classes
throughout the world including, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Peru, Venezuela, Taiwan, Indonesia and at institutions
such as, University of Miami, Mannes School of Music University of Texas, and California State University. His teachers
included the great Spanish maestro Andres Segovia.
Charlton Alan (english)
Born in 1970, Alan Charlton is in the first year of his appointment as the first Eileen Music Fellow in Composition at
Bedford School, Bedford, where he's already been for two years. Previously he was awarded a B.A. (hons) in Music
and then a Ph.D. in Musical Composition at the University of Bristol. His works have been performed in Britain, Finland
and Germany and his output contains two concertos, several orchestral pieces, lots of chamber and vocal music and
many pieces for amateur and school ensembles. (Classical Guitar Magazine, February 2002)
Charlton Richard
Richard Charlton is one of Australia's most respected composers for the guitar and has had works recorded and
performed by many leading Australian and international artists including Timothy Kain, Julian Byzantine, Karin
Schaupp, Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey, the Carlos Bonell Ensemble in London.
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Charlton Andrew (english)
Charlton Andrew (english)
Obituary in Soundboard magazine Vol.XXIV n.2, Fall 1997
Andrew Charlton
On May 27 of this year the guitar lost a steadfast ally and true friend. Andrew Charlton did not play the guitar, but he
greatly appreciated its value and constantly supported efforts to bring the guitar into to the mainstream of the
musical community.
Charlton was a “Renaissance Man” in the fullest sense of that description. He played many instruments, including
almost all the wind instruments; he was an original composer and an unusually skilled arranger; he was a walking
encyclopedia on all things musical. His interests ranged from early music to jazz, from astronomy to gastronomy,
from Shakespeare to Wodehouse, from philosophy to humor.
He was a noted virtuoso of all the members of the recorder family, as well as sackbut, krummhorn and other early
instruments, and a large number of his compositions and arrangements are scored for recorder ensemble. Those
works are treasured by the recorder community worldwide. For “The Plumbers Union”, a prominent recorder
ensemble, he produced a series of arrangements, and the titles are typically Charlton: “Commodious Rag”, “Pipe
Dreams”. and “Royal Flush”.
Having heard the great Segovia, Andrew came to appreciate and value the classical guitar, and supported its inclusion
in the university curriculum. He initiated the guitar program at Cal State Fullerton and was instrumental in my own
hiring there. Over the years he remained an ardent advocate of the guitar, and his voice convinced enough of the
other faculty to allow us to develop a comprehensive program of guitar studies.
After hearing a Guy Horn performance of the Schubert/Matiegka “Quartet”, he decided to compose for guitar. His first
contribution in this area was “Sonata for Guitar and String Trio” (1964). Subsequently he turned out numerous
compositions for guitar, both solo and in ensemble, writing in a very personal style that freely incorporated whatever
techniques he found most useful and appealing from the compositional practices of several centuries. He always
insisted that he was not really a composer, but rather an arranger. Even so, such original compositions as “A Medieval
Tapestry” and “Partita Concerto” are important contributions to the guitar repertoire.
A facile and skilled arranger, he produced voluminous collections of excellent arrangements for guitar ensemble, the
earliest group of which the students fondly called “Andy's Dandys”. To be published posthumously is “A Festival of
Eighteenth Century Music”, a large and varied anthology of four-guitar arrangements of music from non-keyboard
In “retirement” from his professorship in the Music Department at Cal State Fullerton, Andrew was more active and
productive than ever, working at the computer in his loft generating a steady stream of compositions and
arrangements. He took constant delight in developing the raw material of a bare melody into a fully-fleshed and
satisfying work of art.
To me Andrew Charlton was a cherished friend and a constant personal inspiration, as he was to so many others.
His loss leaves an unfillable void mitigated only by the indelible memories.
David Grimes
Chartofilax Jorgo (english)
Mandolinist and composer, born in Athens, died in Greece. He lived 1924-1957 in Germany, where he founded the
mandolin orchestra “Chartofilax-Estudiantina” and the “Mandolinenquartett Chartofilax” together with his wife Else,
Willi Sommer and Siegfried Behrend”.
Chasalow Eric (english)
Eric Chasalow (b. 1955) received the D.M.A. from Columbia University where his principle teacher was Mario
Davidovsky and where he studied flute with Harvey Sollberger. He pursued his undergraduate studies at Bates
College and New England Conservatory. He has been awarded numerous and pretigious prizes and fellowships (The
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, The National
Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, etc.), with particular recognition for his work that
combine live soloist with electronic sounds. He was formerly Executive Director of the Guild of Composers, for whom
he produced several seasons of concerts in New York City and a nationally distributed series of radio programs called
“Composers in Concert”, and has served as Executive Director of Music Alliance, an organisation dedicated to
improving the climate for the art of music in America through education and active public involvement. He is Assistant
Professor of composition at Brandeis University Boston and his music is now played all over the world.
Web: (2010)
Chassain Olivier (english)
Olivier Chassain was born in Paris in 1957. He studied with Roger Généraux in Limousin and subsequently with
Alexandre Lagoya at the Paris Conservatoire where he was, in 1982, the First Prize winner on Guitar as well as in both
compositional disciplines of Harmony and Counterpoint.
His own teaching career began in Orléans, and he is now Professor of Guitar at both the Paris Conservatoire and at
the Bordeaux Conservatoire.
His international concert touring took wing when in 1988 he won the Guitar Foundation of America’s International
Competition, the first non-american to do so.
He has subsequently given recitals worldwide and made extensive tours in the USA, Canada, and Europe. A recent
highlight was an extensive recital and teaching tour in China in 1996.
In the field of composition he has published several concert pieces: Arion, Etoiles, de Loin en loin as well as writing
several educational series inspired by his work with his pupils. He is a passionate advocate of the importance of
contemporary writing in performance and in study.
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Chassain Olivier (français)
Chassain Olivier (français)
Né en 1957. Elève de GENERAUX. 1er Prix du CNR d’Orléans et du CNSM de Paris (également prix d’Harmonie et
Contrepoint). Professeur titulaire au CNR d’Orléans. 1er Prix de la Guitar Foundation of America. Concertiste (USA
Chavez Carlos (english)
Mexican composer and Orchstra conductor, he used for his compositions fragments of Aztec music or popular
melodies and rhythmic patterns. Between his music we must remember five ballats, seven symphonies and some
Chavez Carlos (italiano)
Compositore, direttore d'orchestra e musicologo messicano nato e morto a Città del Messico.
Fondatore dell'Orquesta Sinfónica de México. La sua musica è improntata al recupero del folklore musicale, e l'impiego
di strumenti tradizionali.
Chavez Carlos (español)
Carlos Antonio de Padua Chávez y Ramírez nació el 13 de junio de 1899 en Popotla, cerca de la Ciudad de México.
Murió en la Ciudad de México, el 2 de agosto de 1978.
Empezó a tomar clases de piano a los 9 años con su hermano y estudió brevemente con Asunción Parra. En 1910, se
hizo estudiante de Manuel Ponce, el principal compositor mexicano de aquel tiempo. En 1915 conoció a Pedro Luis
Ogazón, que introdujo la música de Debussy en México. Su primera sinfonía, Sinfonía para orquesta, la concluyó en
Autodidacta ante todo, nunca intentó convertirse en discípulo de otro compositor, sino que recurrió a sus propios
análisis de las obras de los clásicos. Sin embargo, completó sus estudios formales en el Conservatorio Nacional y se
diplomó en composición. En 1922 se casó con la pianista Otilia Ortiz. Juntos se fueron de gira por Europa y se
esforzaron en difundir las composiciones musicales de Chávez. En París conoció a Paul Dukas, quien lo alentó para
que se concentrara en la rica herencia musical de México, de la misma manera como Falla había hecho con la música
española, y Bartók y Kodaly con la música folklórica de Hungría. De regreso en México organizó conciertos de música
contemporánea y promocionó muchos trabajos de Bartók, Honegger, Milhaud, Poulenc, Satie, Schoenberg, Stravinsky
y Varèse que, hasta entonces, no habían sido escuchados en México. Después fue a vivir en Nueva York y no tardó en
conocer a Aaron Copland y Edgard Varèse, quienes le ayudaron a entrar en contacto con los rebeldes musicales de la
época. Regresó a México en 1928 para aceptar la dirección musical de la Orquesta Sinfónica Mexicana. Durante 21
temporadas fue su director. También fue director del Conservatorio Nacional, donde enseñó composición e inspiró a
nuevas generaciones de compositores musicales, como Candelario Huizar, Silvestre Revueltas, Daniel Ayala, Blas
Galindo, Salvador Contreras, y José Moncayo. La década de 1930 dio origen a la mayoría de sus obras más
memorables. En 1940 fue encargado de componer una obra que conmemorara la exhibición de arte mexicano en el
Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York. El resultado fue Xochipilli Macuilxochitl, una música azteca imaginaria,
arreglada para cuatro instrumentos de viento y seis de percusión, utilizando una variedad de instrumentos indígenas
mexicanos. Permaneció la mayor parte de sus últimos años en la ciudad de Nueva York.
Chaynes Charles (english)
Musical studies at the music academies at Toulouse and later Paris, where he is awarded the Rome Grand Prix in
1951. From 1965 till 1974 he is the manager of the France-Musique broadcasting department of the French national
radio and television. Since the latter date he heads the musical creation department at the French national radio.
(Panorama de la musique contemporaine, Editions Transatlantiques, Paris, 1984)
Chic José Antonio (english)
Composer and guitar player, born in Lleida (Spain). He was musically formed first in this city with his uncle Ricard
Chic, then in the “Academia d'Arts Musicals Luthier” in Barcelona (Spain) with Arnaldur Arnarson, and later in the
“Hochschule für Musik Basel” (Switzerland) with Oscar Ghiglia. He was graduated with “Honour Award” and
“Solistendiplom”. The master Ernest Xancó, Professor of Cello, Composer and Conductor, Pau Casals' disciple, was a
key figure in his musical development; directed and sponsored his career in his firts musical steps.
He plays with public and critical success in important European Music Festivals and like a soloist with prestigious
orchestras “Gonçal Comellas Chamber Orchestra”, “Budapest Strings” and the “Virtuosi di Praga”. His Cd about the
work of the eminent pedagogue of the guitar, Emilio Pujol, has received unanimous praises from critics.
He was awarded with the “Excellence Diplom” in the Guitar European Competition in Paris.
He is the Ensemble XXI young orchestra's founder and director, who has its headquarter at the Conservatoire of
Monzón (Spain), where he teaches and with them has recorded 5 Cds. From this original instrumental project, his
inquiring mind has taken him to experiment and gone into detail tone combination between the guitar orchestra and
different orchestral instruments. As the years have gone by he has been specialized in this way creating a new
innovative repertoire with an educational use which has been praised by some of the nowadays most important
musical world figures: Roland Dyens, Ricardo Gallén, Andrew York, Joaquín Clerch, Hopkinson Smith... Prestigious
international journals of the guitar world as Classical Guitar or GuitArt, have dedicated him important articles and
have highlighted his innovative proposal. Nature, tales, old legends, magic and fantasy worlds is the source of
inspiration of his original works; which evoque images and sensations, always looking for new effects and tones,
getting as a result, an amazing balance between guitars and the other instruments. In his arrangements, one can
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Chopard Patrice (english)
easily notice Jose Antonio's personal point of view and interpretation by means of Renaisance, all melodies and
passion for Celtic's dances.
His works are part of the ”The Juilliard School” curriculum in New York and other prestigious Conservatories,
Universities and Music Schools worldwide and have been released in Canada, Austria, USA, Belgium, Finland, United
Kingdom, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Russia, Korea ...
In 2008 he was nominated by the ”Spanish Academy of Arts and Music Sciences” in the “Best Composer of Classical
Music” category.
Web: (2013)
Chopard Patrice (english)
Born in Zurich, studied guitar (1968-77) at the conservatory of Zurich with Spiro Thomatos, composition (1980-82) at
the Musikhochschule Zurich with H.U.Lehmann and (1982-83) at the Musikakademie Copenhagen with Ib Nørholm.
He teaches guitar since 1973; since 1984 he teaches at the Universirty of Bremen; he lives in Flensburg, SchleswigHolstein. (Blücherstr. 25, D-24944 Flensburg, tel. 0461/3155094)
(Rainer Stelle, 2005)
Christiansen Henning (english)
(b. 1932)
Studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Copenhagen 1950-54, clarinettist at the Royal Guards 1955-60. Further
studies with Vagn Holmboe. From 1964 cooperation with prof. Joseph Beuys at the Düsseldorf Academy. His
production includes a number of compositions in free style.
Chuliá Salvador (español)
Compositor y director. Inició su formación musical con su tío y en la sociedad musical de su pueblo, y acabó sus
estudios en los Conservatorio de Valencia y Murcia, titulándose en saxo, composición y dirección de orquesta.
Como intérprete ha formado parte de las bandas La Artesana de Catarrosa y de la Académia General del Aire de San
Javier (Murica). Como compositor fue premiado con su suite para banda Espíritu levantino, y su estilo es de estética
más bien clásica a pesar de sus armonías atrevidas y la incorporación de algunos elementos de música serial y
concreta. También tiene faceta como director (ha llevado la batuta de diversas orquestas y bandas) y como profesor
de armonía del Conservatorio Municipal de Música José Iturbi de Valencia.
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Chung Yiu-kwong (english)
General Director, Taipei Chinese Orchestra.
Yiu-kwong Chung is Taiwan's best known and most often performed composer. His music, distinguished by its
profound Chinese philosophical background and expressive range, has won large and enthusiastic audiences all over
the world. He has written for every conceivable type of music ranging from the grandest orchestral work, Chinese
opera, musicals, to the most intimate piece in New Age style.
Recent commissions include the flute concerto and Whirling Dance dedicated to Sharon Bezaly and released under BIS
label, the Hakka Sketches premiered by Cho-liang Lin and International Sejong Soloists in 2006, and the Guitar
Concerto For Eva dedicated to Eva Fampas premiered in Athens in 2004. In March 2000, The Eternal City for Chinese
Orchestra captured the 1st prize of the 21st Century International Composition Competition held by the Hong Kong
Chinese Orchestra. His another 1st-prize winning chamber work in 1986, Chariots Ballad for Solo Marimba and 7
Percussionists, quickly entered the repertory, with performances by the Prague Percussion Ensemble and over 50
different percussion ensembles of many leading universities in USA and Japan. Festive Celebration for Wind
Orchestra, now published by Musikverlag Johann Kliment KG in Vienna, has been performed by many orchestras
throughout the world and is recorded on the 7th and the 8th WASBE Conference CD sets. His two bold and energetic
pieces Dance of the Earth and Taiwanese Children Song , performed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, are recorded on SONYTaiwan's Super Charm Yo-Yo Ma Album.
Following Chung's move to Taiwan in 1991, his music began to receive much wider recognition and has been
performed throughout the world at many major international festivals such as Prague Spring Festival, ISCM World
Music Days, Shanghai Music Festival, Festival of the Asian Composers' League, and WASBE International Band
Festival. Numerous collaboration with international renowned artists, such as Yo Yo Ma, Cho-liang Lin, Wu Man,
Sharon Bezaly, Christian Wirth, Claude Delangle, Eva Fampas, Emphasis Saxophone Quartet, and Elsner String
Quartet, have confirmed the growing interest in his music throughout the world. Upcoming commissions include a
trombone concerto dedicated to Christian Lindberg, a saxophone concerto to Claude Delangle, a concerto for
saxophone quartet and Chinese orchestra for Quatuor Diastema, and a percussion concerto for Taipei 2009
Deaflympics premiered by Evelyn Glennie.
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Christensen Mogens (english)
(b. 1955)
Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, in 1983-88 in theory and music teaching and as a composer with Per
Nørgård, Karl Aage Rasmussen and others. Later he studied with Ib Nørholm in Copenhagen. Christensen has taught
at most of the Danish music academies and in Norway. Since 1998 he has been composer-in-residence for the
Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cifariello Ciardi Fabio (italiano)
Nato a Roma nel 1960, studia composizione e musica elettronica, perfezionandosi all'Accademia di S. Cecilia con
Franco Donatoni e all'IRCAM di Parigi con Tristan Murail e Philippe Manoury. Nell’istituto francese ha condotto attività
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Cilenšek Johann (english)
di ricerca nel campo della spazializzazione in tempo reale, creando, nel 1991, Finzioni per violino e sistema audionumerico quadrifonico. Ha realizzato inoltre alcuni software per l'elaborazione del suono (SuondMover, SM-partitura,
Iana-v.30), brevettando sMax (2003), per la sonificazione in tempo reale di dati finanziari multidimensionali via web.
La musica strumentale ed elettroacustica, in particolare nel possibile rapporto con la memoria a lungo termine
dell’ascoltatore - suoi ambiti di ricerca privilegiati – lo ha condotto ad elaborare interessanti risultati sia nel campo
teorico che pratico. Dalla sua collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Psicologia dell'Università degli studi di Roma “La
Sapienza” e con l’Interuniversity Centre for the Research on Cognitive Processing in natural and artificial systems, di
cui è membro, sono nate alcune pubblicazioni dedicate alla psicologia della musica, che si sommano a studi sulla
musica di questo secolo e sulla politica musicale italiana.
I suoi lavori sinfonici sono stati commissionati dall'Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, dall'Orchestra MilanoClassica,
dall'Orchestra Sinfonica di Perugina, dall'Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio e, inoltre, dall'Instituts für Neue Musik di
Friburgo, dall'Università di Singapore, dallo Stockholm Electronic Music Studio, e dai Festival Media Artes di Växjö
(Svezia), Synthese di Bourges (Francia), Musica '900 di Trento e Nuova Consonanza di Roma. Il compositore ha
inoltre ottenuto numerosi riconoscimenti e premi di livello internazionale per le sue creazioni tra cui Ennio Porrino
(1989, Cagliari), L. Russolo (1992, Varese), MusicaNova (1993, Praga - Cecoslovacchia), ICMC Cd selection (1993,
Tokyo - Giappone), Olympia (1993, Atene - Grecia), Spectri Sonorinel (1993, Tulane - USA), XXV Concours Int. de
Musique Electroacoustique (1998, Bourges - Francia), Valentino Bucchi (1999, Roma), ICMC selection (2000, Berlino Germania), Premio Nuova Musica – 39° oncorso Internazionale di Canto Corale C.A. Seghizzi (2000, Gorizia),
VideoEvento d'Arte (2000, Torino), ICMC selection (2002, Göteborg - Svezia).
È docente di “Composizione” e di “Metodologie di Analisi per le Musiche del Novecento” presso il Conservatorio di
Insieme ad altri compositori ha fondato l’Edison Studio, che si dedica alla produzione e diffusione della musica
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Cilenšek Johann (english)
Born at Grossdubrau near Bautzen on 4 December, 1913; studied organ at the Conservatory of Leipzig with F. Hogner
and composition with J. N. David from 1935-1939; 1947 professor of composition at the “Franz-Liszt” Conservatory of
Weimar; 1955, 1970 and 1978 National Prizes of the GDR; since 1961 member of the Academy of Arts of the GDR;
1966-1972 rector of the “Franz-Liszt” Conservatory of Weimar, member of the Governing body of the Union of
Composers and Musicologists of the GDR.
Cilenšek Johann (italiano)
Compositore e organista tedesco nato a Grossdubrau. Ha studiato a Lipsia, ed insegnato alla Hochschule für Musik di
Weimar. Le sua musica caratterizzata da lirica cantabilità, in seguito si è arricchita da elementi dodecafonici ed
Cimma Pier Luigi (english)
Born in 1941, Pier Liugi Cimma was the chairman of guitar department at the conservatorio G. Verdi in Turin.
Erstwhile student of A.Segovia, he had a distinguished career as a player, as well as a composer (published by Berben
and Ricordi). He was also one of the first in Italy to undertake a professional study of historical instruments, which he
eventually taught to such fine players as Massimo Moscardo, Salvatore Gullace and Fabio Rizza. He readily renounced
the title of a Count in order to become a professional musician. He was an embodiment of ebullience, and
goodnaturedness. He had immeasurable enthusiasm for beauty and was immorerate with all things gastronomical.
Cintura Torrente (italiano)
Compositore e Chitarrista classico. Nato a Cassino nel 1978 da genitori siciliani, ottiene la maturità classica in Sicilia e
successivamente si diploma in chitarra con il massimo dei voti al conservatorio L. Cherubini di Firenze perfezionandosi
alla Scuola di Musica di Fiesole con il Maestro Alfonso Borghese esponente della scuola di Andrès Segovia. Ha coltivato
contemporaneamente studi di Filosofia, Psicologia, Pedagogia, Psicanalisi, Letteratura e Musicologia nelle Università di
Palermo e di Firenze. Si è interessato alla musica Jazz studiandola nelle scuole italiane specializzate del Brass School
di Palermo, della C.A.M di Firenze e del C.P.M di Milano. Ha fatto anche esperienze nella musica Pop e Rock come
arrangiatore, cantante, bassista elettrico e chitarrista elettrico. Di mentalità sostanzialmente autodidatta e
antiaccademica per quanto riguarda il contrappunto e la composizione tout-court si è comunque adoperato nello
studio scolastico frequentando le classi della Scuola di Musica di Fiesole e del conservatorio L. Cherubini di Firenze.
Oltre ai pezzi e trascrizioni per chitarra classica ha presentato sue composizioni per archi nella Scuola di Musica di
Fiesole con il trio d’archi classico “Elegia Notturna” e all’Istituto di Cultura Francese di Firenze con il quartetto d’archi
insolito (senza raddoppio del violino e con contrabbasso) “Archiemìa”. Nel 2004 ha scritto la”Suite Jazz”. Opera da
camera in sette movimenti che prevede un organico composto di Violino, Chitarra e Violoncello; suite che viene
descritta musicologicamente in chiave critica da un dossier di ricerca, da lui stesso redatto a posteriori, che espone gli
storici tentativi di fusione tra il jazz e la musica classica. La Suite Jazz è stata salutata dall’illustre maestro italiano
Giorgio Gaslini come “un eccellente lavoro sia per l'originalità delle idee musicali sia per il raffinato e completo
sviluppo compositivo”. “Questa Suite”- scrisse Gaslini, forse la maggior autorità nel jazz italiano ed internazionale, si
può iscrivere tra le opere più significative dell'area creativa che dalla lingua del jazz esplora nuove estensioni formali.”
Nel 2005, dopo l’incisione discografica de la “Suite Jazz” in compagnia di virtuosi concertisti e la trascrizione per
pianoforte di alcuni dei suoi movimenti, porta a termine la partitura di un pezzo per due violini, la “Invenzione
continua a due strumenti”: quindici minuti di compendio di tecnica contrappuntistica gestito dalle voci dei violini in
una ricerca formale tanto tradizionale quanto innovativa, eseguito più volte dal vivo e inciso da due esponenti della
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Ciullo Vincenza (italiano)
fila dei primi violini dell’orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Ha curato organizzazioni di eventi culturali per la
divulgazione della musica “colta” sia in ambienti elitari come la Società di San Giovanni Battista di Firenze, che in
ambienti comuni e popolari esibendosi all’aperto in nella storica piazza di SS. Annunziata. Nella primavera 2008
termina di scrivere l'Invenzione Continua a tre strumenti dove gli intrecci polifonico-contrappuntistici si guadagnano
ancora entusiasmi di critica e pubblico nella prima assoluta a Firenze. Ha scritto brani per Violino solo, violino e
pianoforte, pianoforte solo, violino e chitarra, Flauto solo, Clarinetto e chitarra, Clarinetto basso, Fagotto solo. E’ stato
impegnato, con numerosi esecutori, in progetti di registrazione delle sue musiche. Ha elaborato un trattato polemico
sulla conoscenza musicale contemporanea denominato “Gnoseologia Della Musica” i cui capisaldi sono espressi nel suo
“Manifesto Teoretico Musicale” pubblicato su internet, dove si schiera contro sia la musica sperimentale di cosidetta
“avanguardia” che contro la mercificazione commerciale della musica di consumo “usa e getta”. E’ impegnato nella
didattica teoretico-musicale e chitarristica, con particolare attenzione all’educazione al pensiero musicale di allievi in
età evolutiva. Ha svolto per conto del Centro Studi Musica e Arte di Firenze un corso di composizione per bambini,
documentandone il successo pionieristico nello scritto “Resoconto di un’indagine di composizione sperimentale”. E’
attivo come concertista solista di chitarra classica. Ha lavorato per conto di scuole private di musica. Nel 2009 Ha
esibito, con in programma musiche di Bach e Paganini, il primo concerto di chitarra classica solista della storia della
piccola isola di Marettimo nell’arcipelago siciliano delle Egadi, luogo natale della madre. La sua musica è pubblicata da
Musartes Editore.
Ciullo Vincenza (italiano)
Vincenza Ciullo, si è diplomata in pianoforte, in musica corale e direzione di coro, in composizione.
Ha composto per pianoforte e violino: “Momento”, e “Interrogativi” per quartetto d’archi, entrambi pubblicati da
Edizioni Musicali Agenda di Bologna, eseguiti presso il Teatro Comunale di Benevento e l’Accademia d’Ungheria di
Roma. Ha composto le musiche di scena per la tragedia di Euripide: “Medea”, messa in scena al Teatro Comunale di
Benevento e a Siracusa presso il Teatro Greco.
Ha inoltre composto:
“Senza respiro” per chitarra, eseguita nel corso del seminario “Compositori a confronto 2002”, presso L’Istituto “A.
Peri”; ed è stata finalista al 5°Concorso Nazionale di composizione “Rosolino Toscano” di Pescara;
“Attese” per clarinetto in sib. Entrambe di prossima pubblicazione.
Ha composto inoltre “PerKeo” per pianoforte a 4 mani e “Irreversibile”per orchestra, pubblicata dalle Edizioni
Ha partecipato al Torneo Internazionale di Musica, TIM, decima edizione 2001/02 sezione composizione, tenutosi a
Parigi, con la composizione “Interrogativi”.
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Ciurlo Fausto (english)
Fausto Ernesto Ciurlo was a well-known scholar of the guitar making, diplomed in engineering. He was author of a
great deal of articles about this subject and the origins of the guitar and the lute. He was the maker of some
innovative models of guitar for his years, e.g. the article about the quarti-tonal guitar mentioned in the bibliography.
One of his guitar was played in an old LP recorded by Angelo Gilardino, who was among his friends.
He was the first president of AS.CH.IT. (the Italian Guitar Society), founded in 1960. His well-reputed teacher and
friend was Luigi L'Ecrivain, and it is intriguing the fact that nobody asked about him, so it is now a completely
forgotten name.
Clamens Gilbert (français)
Né dans le sud-ouest de la France, Gilbert Clamens développe sa carrière musicale autour de trois axes : récital en
soliste, musique de chambre et composition. Nommé premier prix de guitare au CNR de Toulouse en 1976, il est aussi
lauréat des concours internationaux de guitare d'Alessandria (Italie 1987) et Montélimar (France 1989). Titulaire du
C.A. de guitare, Gilbert Clamens est professeur titulaire à l'E.N.M.D.T. à Albi depuis 1984. Dans son parcours
artistique, il a eu l'occasion de rencontrer les plus grands noms du monde de la guitare (J. Williams, A. Lagoya, L.
Brouwer...) et de se familiariser ainsi à plusieurs cultures musicales. Le choeur et l'ensemble instrumental de
Waterloo le sollicite en 1990 pour jouer la Rapsodia del Cante Jondo d'E. Cossetto, sous la direction du compositeur.
En mars et juillet 2001, Gilbert Clamens est l'invité de l'Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, pour interpréter
le célèbre Concerto d'Aranjuez de Joaquin Rodrigo, sous la baguette de Fayçal Karoui. Aujourd'hui, il se tourne
résolument vers la musique et la poésie espagnoles, et crée le spectacle Canciones populares españolas avec Vicente
Pradal et Servane Solana, et ¡ Con Fuego! avec José-Luis Narváez, Servane Solana et la danseuse chorégraphe
Soledad Cuesta.
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Claure Willy (english)
Willy Claure, Jose W. Claure Hidalgo was born in Cochabamba-Bolivia on October 12, 1962. He is a self-taught
musician who initiated playing music at the age of 13. In 1978 he began his artistic career as the guitarist for
Khanata; from there he moved on to play with Emma Junaro, Jose, Joselo and Marcelo, Los Jairas, William Ernesto
Centellas, Jacha Marka, Savia Nueva and Ruphay. In 1990 he presents his first compositions. In the year 2001 he
culminates his studies with a degree in Anthrology along with his thesis, “Weddings and The Cueca in the Punata
Valley”. The same year he gives two concerts acompanied by the Bolivian Nacional Symphony Orchestra. In 2003 he
publishes his first book of musical scores that include 28 compositions for the guitar, many of which have been used
as “obligatory” pieces in guitar contests througout Bolivia. In the year 2004 he presents his most important musical
work in the “cueca musical style”, named “Alternativa”. Here he presents a new form in style of interpreting “the
cueca” along with 7 renowned guitarrists from Bolivia: Rodrigo Villegas, Cesar Junaro, Manuel Monroy, Juan Carlos
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Clementi Aldo (italiano)
Cordero, Gabriel Navia, VIctor Hugo Mercado and Glen Vargas. Today Willy Claure resides in Zurich-Switzerland
where he works as a solo artist and with the andean musical group Ruphay.
Web: (2010)
Clementi Aldo (italiano)
Compositore e pianista italiano nato a Catania nel 1925. Allievo di Petrassi, ha frequentato i corsi di Darmstadt e si è
perfezionato con B.Maderna. La sua musica d'avanguardia tende ad annullare qualsiasi riferimanto di intervallo o di
Clerch Joaquion (español)
Joaquín Clerch Díaz. (1965). Guitarrista y compositor cubano.
Joaquín Clerch nació en La Habana. Inició el aprendizaje de la guitarra con Leopoldina Nuñez, y en 1977 ingresó en la
Escuela Nacional de Arte, donde fue alumno de los profesores Martha Cuervo y Antonio Rodríguez. En 1984 continuó
estudios superiores de composición, con Carlos Fariñas, y de guitarra con Rey Guerra, en el Instituto Superior de
Arte. En 1989 se graduó en ese alto centro de estudios, y posteriormente tomó lecciones de Isaac Nicola, Leo
Brouwer y Costas Cotsiolis.
En 1990 ingresó en la Escuela Mozarteum, de Salzburgo, Austria, en la cual fue discípulo de guitarra de Eliot Fisk, a
quien Andrés Segovia consideraba uno de los guitarristas contemporáneos más importantes. Estudió música antigua
con los maestros Anthony Spiri y Nicolaus Harmoncourt. En 1991 concluyó sus estudios en la Escuela Mozarteum con
la más alta calificación, y el premio que otorga el Ministerio de Cultura a los graduados más destacados.
Durante su carrera artística, Clerch ha recibido múltiples premios nacionales: primer premio del Concurso Amadeo
Roldán, y mención por la mejor interpretación de la música cubana, en 1982; primer premio en el Concurso de
Composición de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, por su obra para instrumento solista Yemayá, en 1986;
primer premio de interpretación en el Concurso de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, en 1987. También ha
recibido galardones internacionales, como el segundo premio en el Concurso Internacional Juventudes Musicales de
Belgrado, Yugoslavia, en 1984; el segundo premio y el premio especial por la mejor interpretación de una obra de
Bach, en el III Concurso y Festival Internacional de Guitarra de La Habana, en 1986; el primer premio compartido de
composición en el Concurso y Festival Internacional de Toronto, Canadá, con su obra Yemayá, y también el cuarto
premio de interpretación, en 1987; el primer premio compartido en el IV Concurso y Festival Internacional de
Guitarra de La Habana, en 1988; el primer premio en el VI Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Andrés Segovia, en
Granada, España, en 1989, y otros como el premio Heitor Villa-Lobos, en Río de Janeiro, Brasil; Primavera de la
Guitarra, en Charleroi, Bruselas (Bélgica), y el ARD, en München (República Federal de Alemania).
Ha actuado en la Concertgebouw de Amsterdam, el Konzerthaus de Viena, la Sala de la Filarmónica de Colonia, la
Sala de la Filarmónica de München, el Alter Oper de Frankfurt, Radio France, de París; en el Auditorio Nacional de
Música de Madrid, el Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, de Bruselas, y el Teatro Nacional de Cuba. Como solista ha sido
acompañado por la Orquesta de la Radio de Baviera, la Orquesta Sinfónica del Mozarteum, la Orquesta Nacional del
Capitolio de Toulouse y la Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, con la que realizó en 1998 la primera grabación
mundial de El concierto de La Habana, de Leo Brouwer, y el Concierto para guitarra y orquesta, de Carlos Fariñas, en
1996, escritos ambos para él por quienes fueron sus maestros. También es relevante el trabajo de Clerch en la
música de cámara, que ha ejecutado con Eliot Fisk, Anthony Spiri, el violinista Ruggiero Ricci y Gunter Teuffel, violista
solista de la Orquesta de la Radio de Stuttgart, con quien grabó un disco para ese formato.
Joaquín Clerch ha hecho de la interpretación de la música de Juan Sebastián Bach una genuina especialidad,
dominando con pulcritud un mundo sonoro que ejecuta con auténtica belleza. En sus interpretaciones de los dos
Preludios del gran maestro alemán se hace ostensible su madurez, pues la exposición de los planos resulta diáfana, el
concepto de la ornamentación es sobrio y elegante, y la estructuración de las imágenes sonoras es adecuadamente
comprendida. En el año 2001 Clerch escribió su primer Concierto para guitarra y orquesta, que fue estrenado por
Ricardo Gallén, en Torrent, localidad de Valencia, España.
Joaquín Clerch es un músico extraordinariamente aventajado, pues, además de su excelente técnica y su forma
poética de tocar la guitarra, es también extraordinaria su capacidad para entender los problemas de la interpretación
y los modos de hacer música.
En la actualidad es catedrático de la Universidad de Música Robert Schumann, en Düsseldorf, a la vez que continúa su
carrera como intérprete.
(Enciclopedia de Historia y Cultura Caribeñas)
Clewing Carl (english)
Actor, lute-singer, opera-singer, musicologist, composer, born in Schwerin (Mecklenburg), died in Badenweiler
(Südbaden); since 1907 at the theaters in Berlin, first public concert as lute-singer 1913, opera-singer since 1920,
1932 professor of physiology and anatomy of the vocal organs; researcher of the folk-song. (Rainer Stelle)
Codina Maria Assumpció (español)
María Asumpta Codina Gubianis (Barcelona, 2-I-1943) inició los estudios musicales con su padre, Salvador Codina,
violinista y compositor de música de teatro lírico y los continuó en el Conservatorio Superior Municipal de Música de
Barcelona con Joan Dotras, Margarita Alfonso, Lluis María Millet, Joaquim Zamacois, Joan Pich, Joseph Poch y Joan
Massia y en Composición con Xavier Montsalvatge, obteniendo el título profesional de Piano y el superior de Solfeo,
Teoría de la Música y Composición. Entre otros, realizó cursos de especialización, como Curso de metodología Orff
para niños, Curso de dirección de orquestra con Ros-Marba o Curso de composición con Braga Santos.
Como docente ha impartido clases en el Conservatorio Superior de Barcelona, en el Conservatorio Municipal de
Badalona y en la Academia Ars Nova de María Canals de Barcelona. Colabora además con la Escuela de Música Casp
de los jesuitas de Barcelona.
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Coelho Miguel (english)
Ha sido jurado de los concursos de piano siguientes Agrópoli, Salerno (Italia), entre 1990-1998; Koncertum, Markopoulo Attica (Grecia), entre 1996-1998; Piano Juniors del Concurso Internacional de Ejecución Musical Maria Canals
(Barcelona), entre 1986-1987; Concurso Internacional de Música da Cidade do Porto, entre 2000-2001; Concurso
Ibérico de piano do Alto Minho (Vila Praia de Ancora, Portugal), entre 2004-2008.
Ha sido miembro fundadora y organizadora de Vesprada Musical (Breda), entre 1984-2004; Nadalenc Musical Jove
(Breda), entre 1987-2002, Concert al Pati de l’Abadia (Breda) 1992, Stage Internacional Musical a Breda (La Selva,
Girona) participando como compositora e intérprete, entre 1992-1998.
La mayor parte de su producción como compositora es música de cámara, con obras para piano u otras formaciones
monotímbricas, como la utilizada en la obra Selene, escrita para cuarteto de saxofones. Posee el Premio de
Composición de la Fundación Francesc Basil. Sus obras han sido programadas en España, Francia, Italia y Holanda.
Es miembro de la Associació Catalana de Compositors y de la SGAE.
Ha escrito dos obras para guitarra sola, Aquar·la y U.I.É., siendo ésta última por encargo de Unicef.
Web: (2013)
Coelho Miguel (english)
Composer, born in New York City of Brazilian parents: his mother was the guitarist Olga Coelho. Aside from the
education he received through a graduate fellowship at the Juillard School, at New York University, and in Rio de
Janeiro, he owes his musical training to the composeres Julian Orbon and Carlos Chavez. He has composed several
works of chamber music. (Rainer Stelle)
Cohn James (english)
James Cohn was born in 1928 in Newark, New Jersey, and took violin and piano lessons there. Later he studied
composition with Roy Harris, Wayne Barlow and Bernard Wagenaar, and majored in Composition at the Juilliard
School, graduating in 1950. He has lived and worked for many years in New York City. He was initiated into Sigma
Alpha Iota (International Music Fraternity) as a National Arts Associate in 1998, by the Tulsa Oklahoma Alumnae
Chapter and is now a member of the New York Alumnae Chapter.
Cohn has written solo, chamber, choral and orchestral works, and his catalog includes three string quartets, five piano
sonatas and eight symphonies. Some have won awards, including a Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Prize for his
Symphony No. 2 and an A.I.D.E.M. prize for his Symphony No. 4 (given its première in Florence at the Maggio
Musicale). Paul Paray and the Detroit Symphony introduced the composer’s Symphony No. 3 and Variations on ‘The
Wayfaring Stranger’, and his opera The Fall of the City received its première in Athens, Ohio, after winning the Ohio
University Opera Award.
He has had many performances of his choral and chamber music, and worldwide use of his music commissioned for
television and cinema. His most recently completed orchestral works are the Violin Concerto, commissioned by the
American violinist Eric Grossman, and the Piano Concerto, as well as a new piano piece, both commissioned by the
internationally renowned Argentine pianist Mirian Conti. Another recent commission is for Three Bon-Bons for the New
York Treble Singers. His most recent chamber music works are The Grecian Festival, commissioned by the Laurel
Ensemble of California, the Trio No. 2 for Piano, Violin and Cello, commissioned by Sigma Alpha Iota and given its
world première at Sigma Alpha Iota’s annual Convention in the summer of 2006 at Orlando, Florida, Three Dances for
Clarinet and Guitar, commissioned by Raphael Sanders and David Galvez, Toccata and Fugue for David Galvez,
guitarist, Duo for Clarinet & Violin, commissioned by Julianne Kirk and Adda Kridler, Mozart Fantasy and Fiesta Latina,
both commissioned by the wind quintet, the Quintet of the Americas. Commissions for other works have come from
The McKim Fund in the Library of Congress (for the Concerto da camera for violin, piano and wind quintet),
Pennsylvania’s ‘Music At Gretna’ festival (for the Mount Gretna Suite, for chamber orchestra), Jon Manasse (for the
Concerto No. 1 for Clarinet and Strings), Christopher Jepperson (for Three Evocations [Clarinet Concerto No. 2]),
Jeffrey Silberchlag (for the Concerto for Trumpet and Strings) and Claribel (the Belgian 30-piece clarinet ensemble)
(for the three-movement suite Caprice).
Coing Michel (français)
Né le 13.08.1948. Elève de PONCE à l’Ecole Normale de Paris. (Licence de concert en 1972). Professeur au
Conservatoire de SAINTES. Il est édité chez divers éditeurs.
Colbert Brendan (english)
Australian composer Brendan Colbert was born in Ballarat, Victoria, in 1956. After moving to Melbourne in 1975 he
worked with various progressive-rock bands as keyboard player and songwriter, and in the mid 80s started private
composition studies, initially with Brenton Broadstock and then later with Riccardo Formosa.
He was selected twice for the National Orchestral Composers' School (with tutors Gerard Brophy, Richard Mills,
and Carl Vine), and these experiences resulted in the premieres of ”Machinations” (1991) and “Jericho's Strange”
(1995) by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. The next few years saw the resolution and assimilation of disparate
influences, with many works completed prior to “Jericho's Strange” being either significantly revised or withdrawn.
His output comprises a substantial number of works, many of which have been performed and/or broadcast around
Australia, Europe and the USA. Commissions from Symphony Australia - for the West Australian Symphony
Orchestra - and from US flautist Linda Wetherill (both with assistance from the Australia Council) saw premieres of
“Eirenicon” (WASO conducted by Kenneth Young, Perth, 2000), and “Shades of Futures Past” (New York, 2004, in a
version for soloist and CD). “Shades of Futures Past” was subsequently given its first full performance in Melbourne in
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Coldagelli Sergio (italiano)
August 2011, with the Arcko Symphonic Project conducted by Timothy Phillips, featuring Sarah Beggs as soloist.
Others to have commissioned, performed, and/or recorded works include ELISION Ensemble, Speak Percussion, Libra
Ensemble, Smash Ensemble, Topology, Duo Contemporain, Ensemble Traiect, Trio Altrove 1.3, the New York
Miniaturist Ensemble, Pedro Carneiro, Mario Teixeira, Barrie Webb, Peter Neville, Carl Rosman, Michael Kieran
Harvey, Sisco Aparici, John McMurtery, Marshall McGuire, Geoffrey Morris, Michael Hooper, Carla Rees & David
Black, Brigid Burke & David McNicol, Elizabeth Barcan, Stefano Cardi, Norio Sato, and Anne Norman.
Other performances include the premieres of “...only the living...” (Tim Veldman (violin), Alister Barker (cello),
and Michael Kieran Harvey (piano), Melbourne, September 2011), Ebb (percussion quartet, Speak Percussion,
Melbourne, September 2010), “Clash” (percussion duo, Speak Percussion, Melbourne, September 2010), “Quicksand”
(piano, Michael Kieran Harvey, Melbourne, August 2009), “…floating in the void…” (string orchestra,Arcko Symphonic
Project, cond. Timothy Phillips, Melbourne, May 2009), “…of two minds…” (alto flute and guitar, Carla Rees & David
Black, London, March 2009): plus European premieres of “Agité II” (mandolin, Michael Hooper, York, UK, May 2009)
and “PNEUma” (vibes and marimba, Pedro Carneiro & Mario Teixeira, Tomar, Portugal, June 2009).
A number of works are available on CD, with several others pending release. Various scores have been published by
BMG Ariola and Red House Editions, and other scores are available from the Australian Music Centre, orfrom the
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Coldagelli Sergio (italiano)
Nasce il 28.06.1954 a Tivoli, antica e fiorente cittadina alle porte di Roma. Vive un’infanzia spensierata crescendo con
una sana educazione e principi forti ereditati dalla sua famiglia. Sin dai primi anni si appassiona alla chitarra, lavora in
diversi ambiti per poi approdare e tornare al primo amore: lo studio musicale. Grazie all’amicizia del Maestro
Concertista Pier Luigi Corona, intraprende lo studio del Conservatorio, frequenta i corsi e sostiene esami arrivando in
brevissimo tempo all’ottavo anno di Chitarra Classica. Studia presso il Conservatorio di Frosinone “Licino Refice” e
quello dell’Aquila: “Alfredo Casella”(Tra i suoi maestri: Lamberto Cardellini, il Maestro Alberto Lattanzi, Celestino
Dionisi, Maurizio Mura, Daniele Rossi e Roberto Ciafrei.)
La vena compositiva è presente fin da giovanissimo ma trova pieno sviluppo e applicazione, soltanto in età adulta
quando studia l’armonia con maestri di rango. Ne trae ispirazione per iniziare una propria scrittura personale di
Musica per chitarra e chitarra e violoncello. I lavori ottengono subito critiche positive non solo dai suoi maestri di
Conservatorio già citati, ma anche da firme eminenti come: Marcello Rivelli, Mauro Restivo, Angela Centola, Francesco
Taranto. Inoltre, anche l’editoria del settore si interessa ai lavori: La Bèrben di Ancona, la Edizioni Romana Musica, la
Rugginenti editore. La qualità e l’aspetto della maggior parte delle composizioni sono di carattere impressionistico,
legate al passato e alla natura. Si tratta di impressioni momentanee fuggitive; i contorni musicali sono sospesi e
danno un atmosfera immaginaria, raffinata ed elegante, poetica, si segna sulle corde l’attimo che fugge creando un
profilo musicale sospeso: i brani, nella loro apparente semplicità, contengono invece un’estensione tecnica molto
elaborata, per la forte presenza di diverse forme di scale e arpeggi.
Ad oggi le partiture composte sono più di quaranta. Undici, hanno goduto del privilegio di una pubblicazione con la
casa editoriale Musicale BERBEN di Ancona, altri tre con la prestigiosa casa editrice EDIZIONI ROMANA MUSICA e
altre sono in via di pubblicazione.
Lautore tutt’ora vive nella cittadina di Tivoli lodata e apprezzata per l’arte fin dai tempi piu antichi.
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Cole Andrew Seager (english)
Andrew Seager Cole is a composer, guitarist, and media artist splitting his time between Appleton, Wisconsin and
Kansas City, Missouri. He has written contemporary acoustic and electro-acoustic music, collaborated with film
makers, directors, artists, dancers, and taken part in a number of interactive instillations. He is a founding member of
the Baltimore based new music group AfterNow and the vice president of the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts
Andrew is currently a Chancellor's Doctoral Fellow at the University of Missouri Kansas City. He has a BA in philosophy
and music at Goucher college, and MM's in both Computer Music and Composition at Peabody Conservatory. Until the
summer of 2008 he worked as the Johns Hopkins Unversity Digital Media Center's Digital Audio Specialist and taught
digital media at Johns Hopkins University and electronic music at Loyola College of Maryland.
He is the recipient of several awards including first place in the 2008 National Association of Composers USA Young
Composers Compeition, the Otto Ortman award, the Robert Hall Lewis award, a computer music graduate
assistantship at the Peabody Conservatory, and First Place in the 2006 Prix d' Ete competition. In 2001 he received a
Strategic Planning G-rant from Goucher College for the Perpendicular Dialogues multimedia exhibition. The dance and
music elements of the exhibition were eventually taken to the Edinborough Dance Festival.
His works have been performed throughout the world at events and festivals.
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Coles Paul (english)
Paul Coles was born in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. From the age of 8 he has been involved in music, initially playing
brass in a Military Style Band and Senior Orchestra.
After winning the Guitar Open Class at the Cheltenham Music Festival in 1975 he embarked on a course of study for
the guitar. He had his debut at The Festival Theatre, Malvern in 1978. He regularly performed in concert and taught
for Gloucestershire Education Authority as a peripatetic instrumental teacher until his move to Dorset in 1990.
In 2000 he had a symphonic suite based on the Arthurian legend of Camelot, premiered at The Winter Gardens,
Bournemouth and his writing has continued to develop since that time. In 2002 'Snowman’s Waltz' from his
Christmas Suite was performed ‘live’ and broadcast on BBC Radio 2 by The BBC Concert Orchestra. He has received
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Colgrass Michael (english)
various commissions including writing ‘Fanfare for a Royal Occasion’ composed for The Queen's Golden Jubilee
Sir James and Lady Galway enthusiastically endorsed his ‘Gaelic Suite’ for flute and guitar. Compact disks of his music
for classical guitar have been recorded by Craig Ogden and Agustin Maruri.
“Coles uses his orchestra to provide atmosphere and cohesion, including some impressive fanfares … Without doubt
here is a composer to encourage” … (December 2001 Musical Opinions)
“Paul Cole's haunting melodies combine with Craig Ogden's effortless virtuosity to produce a radiant album, ideal for
late evening listening.” (Classic FM)
Phylloscopus Publications currently publish some of his woodwind music and Emec Discos publish some of his guitar
and guitar & cello music.
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Colgrass Michael (english)
Michael Colgrass (b. 1932) began his musical career in Chicago where his first professional experiences were as a jazz
drummer (1944-49). He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1954 with a degree in performance and
composition and his studies included training with Darius Milhaud at the Aspen Festival and Lukas Foss at
Tanglewood. He served two years as timpanist in the Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart, Germany and
then spent eleven years supporting his composing as a free-lance percussionist in New York City where his wideranging performance venues included the New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater, Dizzy Gillespie, the
Modern Jazz Quartet, the original West Side Story orchestra on Broadway, the Columbia Recording Orchestra's
Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky series, and numerous ballet, opera and jazz ensembles. He organized the percussion
sections for Gunther Schuller's recordings and concerts, as well as for premieres of new works by John Cage, Elliott
Carter, Edgard Varese, and many others. During this New York period he continued to study composition with
Wallingford Riegger (1958) and Ben Weber (1958-60). Colgrass has received commissions from the New York
Philharmonic, The Boston Symphony (twice), The Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Toronto Symphony
Orchestra (twice), the National Arts Centre Orchestra (twice), Canadian Broadcast Corporation, The Lincoln Center
Chamber Music Society, the Manhattan and Muir String Quartets, The Brighton Festival in England, The Fromm and
Ford Foundations, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and numerous other orchestras, chamber groups, choral
groups and soloists. He won 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Music for Déjà vu, which was commissioned and premiered by the
New York Philharmonic. In addition, he received an Emmy Award in 1982 for a PBS documentary “Soundings: The
Music of Michael Colgrass.” He has been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships, A Rockerfeller Grant, First Prize in the
Barlow and Sudler International Wind Ensemble Competitions, and the 1988 Jules Leger Prize for Chamber Music.
Among his works are Ghosts of Pangea (2000) for orchestra, commissioned by the University of Miami in Oxford,
Ohio, for their millennium celebration, Dream Dancer (2001) for alto saxophone and wind orchestra, commissioned by
the World-Wide Concurrent Premieres & Commissioning Fund, Inc. for 25 wind ensembles, and Crossworlds (2002)
for flute piano and orchestra commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and premiered with soloists Marina
Piccinini and Andreas Heafliger. As an author, Colgrass recently published his first book, My Lessons With Kumi, a
teaching tale and exercise book, outlining his techniques for performance and creativity. He also gives workshops
throughout the world on the psychology and technique of performance, drawing on his extensive American and
European studies in a wide spectrum of performing arts. He lives in Toronto and makes his living internationally as a
composer. His wife, Ulla, is a journalist and editor who writes about music and art.
Colonna Maurizio (english)
Guitarist, author of historical and guitar technique book and composer. Between his works we must remember,
besides his Guitar works, his pieces for Guitar and Piano, for Guitar and Pop-Orchestra, for Voice, Guitar and PopOrchestra. (Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Cominetti Ennio (italiano)
Ennio Cominetti ( Lecco, 1957 ), concertista d’organo di livello internazionale, compone soprattutto per il suo
strumento: nel 1982 ha vinto il 2° premio (il 1° non assegnato) con “Esperimento 12” al Concorso Internazionale di
Composizione organistica di Magadino, in Svizzera. Premiato per composizioni d’organo (Bergamo 1985) e per flauto
(Sorrento 1984), ha ottenuto commissioni ed esecuzioni in Europa ed USA. Studioso delle problematiche
interpretative della musica antica, ha curato la ristampa anastatica de “Il Metodo per il Fortepiano o Clavicembalo” di
J. Ch. Bach e di F. P. Ricci, oltre ad alcune antologie di musiche organistiche e clavicembalistiche del ‘700. Ennio
Cominetti ha fondato il Centro di studi Musicali “M. E. e C.A. Bossi” di Morbegno, è docente di Musica Corale presso
l’Accademia Europea di Musica di Erba ed è organista nell’insigne Collegiata di S. Giovanni Battista di Morbegno. Ha
inciso i seguenti CD: Melodie nuziali, Eco, 93; Organi e Organisti nell’ 800 lombardo, Eco, 94; Organisti e Maestri dì
Cappella in Lombardia fra XVI e XVIII secolo, Iktius, 94; La famiglia Bach, Iktius, 94; I contemporanei dì Vivaldi a
Venezia, Iktius, 94.
Ennio Cominetti è un compositore che può vantare un’ottima formazione di organista: la sua musica, che si concentra
nei meditativi brani organistici e nei pezzi per flauto, per pianoforte, per flauto e pianoforte o per violino e pianoforte,
è dotata di molti elementi tendenti alla rarefazione, sempre alla ricerca di un ideale estetico. Le composizioni
sembrano accostarsi ad una dimensione “atemporale” dove i riflessi del suo mondo interiore ben si esprimono nei
suoni intercalati spesso da significativi silenzi. (Adriano Bassi - Guido Molinari: Tendenze della Musica Contemporanea,
Guido Miano Editore, Milano, 1994)
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Company Alvaro (english)
Company Alvaro (english)
Guitarist (he studied with A. Segovia) and composer (together with B. Bartalozzi, A. Benvenuti, S. Bussotti, C.
Prosperi and R. S. Brindle founded in 1954 the “Scuola Fiorentina”), he is a very busy teacher. In his piece Las seis
cuerdas he explores the timbrical possibilities of the guitar creating new elements of notation. (Barbara Bellettini:
Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Company Alvaro (italiano)
Alvaro Company (nato a Firenze nel 1931) ha studiato al Conservatorio di Musica fiorentino “Cherubini”, si è
diplomato in Musica Corale nel 1955 ed in composizione nel 1956. Dopo essere stato allievo di Andrés Segovia dal
1950 fino al 1954, ha intrapreso una brillante carriera concertistica in Italia ed all'estero. Una lesione neurologica al
suo braccio destro lo ha costretto ad interrompere tale attività, con l'eccezione di concerto tenuto nel 1973 al Teatro
La Scala di Milano, su invito del grande direttore Bruno Maderna. Dopo un periodo lungo di ricerca e rieducazione con
mezzi e tecniche diverse, è potuto riapparire al pubblico dell'Accademia Chigiana di Siena nel 1987.
Nel 1960 fonda la classe di chitarra al Conservatorio di Firenze, dove insegna fina al 1997, e così nel '65 a Modena,
presso il Liceo Musicale “D. Vecchi”, dove resta fina al 1970; nel 1967 ha insegnato al Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di
Roma, su invito dall'allora direttore Renato Fasano. Dal 1968 in poi Company tiene corsi di perfezionamento presso
molte accademie ed università europee. Ha curato la pubblicazione di molte opere per chitarra e liuto e ha lavorato
allo sviluppo di una nuova tecnica gestuale e della respirazione per strumentisti che ha battezzato “biodinamica
musicale”. E' membro dell'Accademia nazionale “Cherubini”. Nel 1991 un comitato, formato da Claudio Abbado,
Salvatore Accardo, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Muti, Maurizio Pollini e dai più rinomati critici
italiani, e presieduto da Goffredo Petrassi, ha assegnato a Company il “premio Mila”, “per la sua straordinaria attività
dedita all'insegnamento della musica”.
Come compositore, dopo aver seguito piste atonali nelle sue prime opere, dal 1948 in poi, Company si è dedicato alla
tecnica seriale. Il suo linguaggio attuale si avvale di una maggiore libertà formale: modalità, melisma, tonalità,
atonalità e serialità appaiono a tratti ma in un modo trasfigurato che li abilita a coesistere senza opporsi
stilisticamente come “vestigia archeologiche” di differenti momenti.
Constant Marius (italiano)
Compositore e direttore d'orchestra, nato a Bucarest nel 1925. Allievo di N.Boulanger e O.Messiaen, ha fondato
l'Ensemble Ars Nova' per la diffusione del repertorio contemporaneo. La sua musica adotta liberamente jazz,
elettronica e dodecafonia.
Constantinides Dinos (english)
The music of Dinos Constantinides has been performed throughout the world. He is the recipient of many grants,
commissions and awards, including first prize in the 1981 Brooklyn College International Chamber Opera Competition,
the 1985 First Midwest Chamber Opera Conference, and the 1997 Delius Composition Contest. He also received the
1985 American New Music Consortium Distinguished Service Award, the 1989 Glen Award of l'Ensemble of New York,
several Meet the Composer grants and numerous ASCAP Standard Awards. In 1994 he was honored with a
Distinguished Teacher Award by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. Constantinides currently
resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Conti Oscar (italiano)
Insegnante di Chitarra classica ed elettrica
Oscar conti, chitarrista, compositore e didatta, è nato nel 1971, si è diplomato in chitarra classica presso il
conservatorio “Giuseppe Nicolini” di Piacenza e successivamente si è perfezionato ai corsi tenuti dal M.° Maurizio
E′ stato docente di chitarra all′Istituto Comprensivo “Maria Piazzoli” di Ranica, insegna regolarmente in diverse scuole
di musica bergamasche.
Tiene concerti sia come solista sia in duo con il flautista Giovanni Bertocchi, con il quale affronta un repertorio che
spazia dalla musica barocca a quella del novecento.
Per la casa editrice Bèrben ha pubblicato tre brani per chitarra; ha inciso un CD nel quale interpreta proprie
Si sposta in ambiti musicali che vanno dal Jazz al Rock.
In ambito pop forma un duo con la cantante Francesca Anesa con un programma di evergreen internazionali.
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Contilli Gino (italiano)
Compositore, nato a Roma nel 1907, morto in Genova nel 1978. Allievo di O.Respighi e I.Pizzetti, è tra i primi in Italia
ad applicare la tecnica dodecafonica. È stato per un certo periodo critico del periodico 'Rassegna Nazionale'.
Contreras Javier (español)
Compositor y guitarrista clásico nacido en Punta Arenas, Chile. Realizó sus estudios de guitarra en una primera
instancia junto a su padre quien además le inculcó el afecto por la música tradicional latinoamericana.
Posteriormente viajó a Santiago de Chile para continuar sus estudios con el guitarrista chileno José Antonio Escobar y
como su alumno logró obtener varios premios en importantes certámenes de guitarra clásica tanto en Chile como en
el extranjero. Su virtuosismo técnico e interpretativo lo ha llevado a participar en importantes festivales
internacionales de guitarra y debutar en varios países como Argentina, Paraguay, Brasil, Colombia, Francia,
Inglaterra, España, India y USA.
Como compositor, se ha desarrollado de manera autodidacta, elaborando un lenguaje en el cual se entrelazan con
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Conyngham Barry (italiano)
gran naturalidad elementos provenientes del folclor latinoamericano, el jazz y la música clásica. El resultado de esta
fusión no se limita a la solo a la belleza estética de esta propuesta musical, además estas obras constituyen para el
intérprete un atractivo desafío técnico-instrumental. Actualmente destacados guitarristas chilenos y extranjeros
incluyen las obras de Contreras en sus programas de concierto. Entre ellos se encuentran Petri Kumela (Finlandia)
quien además le encargó una obra para ser especialmente estrenada mundialmente en la Purcell Room del Southbank
Centre de Londres, uno de los más importántes centros culturales del mundo. Así también Graham Devine
(Inglaterra), Gilson Antunes (Brasil), Romilio Orellana (Chile) y el mismo José Antonio Escobar, quien registró varias
de sus obras en su disco Guitar Music of Chile para el reconocido sello discográfico Naxos, obteniendo Contreras
generosos halagos de la crítica especializada internacional.
Javier Contreras cuenta con cuatro producciones discográficas: “El Mirador de los Soñadores”, con obras de su
autoría, grabado en Chile el año 2006; “Truco”, con obras para dos guitarras, interpretado por el Dúo Sudamericano.
Este proyecto fue grabado y editado por el prestigioso productor inglés John Taylor en Inglaterra en 2009, cuyo éxito
ha llevado a este dúo a presentarse en importantes círculos guitarrísticos de varios Países. “Viaje de Sur a Norte” para
ensamble, con obras de raíz latinoamericana fusión jazz, de autoría de su hermana Karina (compositora y pianista) y
del propio Javier Contreras, grabado en Chile el año 2010. Finalmente el disco “Arco de Choque”, con obras
instrumentales para ensamble de autoría de Karina y Javier Contreras, grabado en Chile el año 2012, en este disco
participaron importantes invitados como el prestigioso mandolinista y guitarrista Antonio Restucci.
En Enero de 2011 la Orquesta de Cuerdas de la Ciudad de Mikkeli de Finlandia, bajo la dirección de Ari
Rassilainen realiza el Estreno Mundial de su “Concierto para 2 Guitarras y Orquesta de Cuerdas”, encargado por el
guitarrista Finlandés Petri Kumela.
En el año 2015 participa como concertista en la inauguración del centro cultural más importante de Latinoamerica
Centro Cultural Kirchner, en Buenos Aires.
En la actualidad y paralelo a su trabajo como compositor y concertista, realiza una activa labor docente en la
Universidad Alberto Hurtado y en el departamento de música de The Grange School.
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Conyngham Barry (italiano)
Compositore australiano nato a Sydney nel 1944. Ha studiato in Australia con Richard Meale e Peter Sculthorpe, in
Giappone con Toru Takemitsu, negli Stati Uniti ed in Francia.
Cooman Carson P. (english)
Carson Cooman is an American composer with a catalogue of works in many forms, ranging from solo instrumental
pieces to operas, and from orchestral works to hymn tunes. He is in continual demand for new commissions, and his
music has been performed on all six inhabited continents. His work is published primarily by MMB Music, Inc. and
Musik Fabrik (orchestral/instrumental music) and Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (organ/choral music). Cooman's music
appears on over twenty-five recordings, including seven complete CDs on the Naxos, Albany, and Zimbel labels.
Cooman's primary composition studies have been with Bernard Rands, Judith Weir, Alan Fletcher and James Willey.
As an active concert organist, Cooman specializes exclusively in the performance of new music. Over 120 new works
have been composed for him by composers from around the world, and his performances of the work of
contemporary composers can be heard on a number of CD recordings. Cooman is also a writer on musical subjects,
producing articles and reviews frequently for a number of international publications. He is currently the editor of
Living Music Journal and serves as an active consultant on music business matters to composers and performing
Web: (2008)
Cooperman Larry (english)
Born from a family of musicians, he began his classical studies when he was nineteen, after some experiences of rock
music. He studied guitar with Mel Powell, Micharl Jon Fink and Mort Sobotnic, and in 1994 he obtained his guitar
Diplome at the Institute of the Arts, California.
(Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Cooperman Larry (italiano)
Nato in una famiglia di musicisti, intraprende gli studi classici a diciannove anni, dopo varie esperienze nell’ambito
della musica rock. Sotto la guida di Mel Powell, Micharl Jon Fink e Mort Sobotnic, si diploma in chitarra nel 1994
all’Institute of the Arts, in California. (Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Coquery Jean-Michel (english)
A musician and a guitar teacher near Paris, Jean-Michel Coquery has already published many works. One of his hope
is to enlarge the repertoire of Chamber Music. He is also involved as a composer in various cinematrographic
Corbett Sidney (italiano)
Compositore statunitense, classe 1960, Sidney Corbett ha al suo attivo numerosi lavori per organici differenti eseguiti
nelle più prestigiose rassegne e sale da concerto. Laureato in composizione e filosofia, la sua formazione vanta anche
un corso biennale all’Accademia di Amburgo con György Lieti. Tiene lezioni per le più prestigiose università sia
americane sia europee; attualmente risiede a Berlino (Seicorde, n.81 2004)
Cordero Ernesto (english)
Composer and guitarist Ernesto Cordero (born in 1946 in New York and raised in Puerto Rico) has composed a large
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Cordero Roque (italiano)
rich catalogue where he has embraced the music of the Caribbean and used its Afro-Hispanic flavor as a basis for his
own language. He has written six concertos (three for guitar, one for violin/mandolin, one for flute-piccolo and one for
the Puerto Rican cuatro), a variety of chamber works in which the guitar appears in diverse ensembles and numerous
guitar solos, some of which have become standards. He has received important awards for composition and his music
is performed and recorded worldwide by the finest artist. To date, there are more than forty recordings of Cordero's
works and all of his several dozen compositions that include the guitar, have been published appearing under the
banners of leading publishers, for example; Max Eschig (France), Berben (Italy), Chanterelle, Antes Edition and
Hubertus Nogatz (Germany), Doberman-yppan (Canada) and Mel-Bay Publications (USA).
Although Ernesto Cordero is now generally known only as a composer, the New York Times reviewer Peter G. Davis
highly acclaimed Ernesto Cordero's January 1978 New York Carnegie Recital Hall debut as a guitarist and as a
composer: “His technique is impeccable, remarkable for its finger independence and ability to clarify and articulate
the most complex textures. The colorist variety of his playing is also extensive, and the subtle interplay of tonal
nuances gave each piece a solid musical profile as well as supplying a beguiling sensuous wash of sound”. Of
Cordero's compositions, the New York Times review said, “ Mr. Cordero's performances they projected a healthy
combination of skill, sensitive invention and sound musical effect”.
Milestones for Ernesto Cordero have been the performances and recordings of his guitar concertos: the 1978 and
1983 premieres in Puerto Rico of the Concierto Evocativo and the Concierto Antillano, the 1988 performance of the
Concierto Antillano in Paris by the Philharmonic of Radio France under the baton of his close friend and colleague Leo
Brouwer, and the 1991 premiere at the Sixth International Congress of Guitar in Mettmann, Germany of the Concierto
Bayoán. Ernesto Cordero's countrymen Iván Rijos, Leonardo Egúrbida and Juan Sorroche have all performed his
concertos, as have leading international performers including, Angel Romero, Carlos Barbosa Lima, Manuel Barruecos,
Costas Cotsiolis and Alírio Díaz. The Concierto Antillano, has been recorded three times, first by Costas Cotsiolis and
the Philharmonic Orchestra of liege directed by Leo Brouwer (Música Viva MV 88.045), later by Carlos Barbosa Lima
(Concord CCD-42048-2), and more recently by Angel Romero who made a video of the Concerto (Corporación de las
Artes Musicales). Presently, the San Juan Orchestra directed by Roselín Pabón has recorded “Tres Conciertos del
Caribe”, an all Cordero CD which presents the Concierto Evocativo with Leonardo Egúrbida as guitar soloist, the
Concierto Bayoán with Iván Rijos as guitar soloist and the Concierto Criollo with Edwin Colón Zayas as soloist on the
cuatro, the characteristically Puerto Rican folk lute which is double strung with metal strings like the mandolin or the
bandúrria (Tropical Concerti CD).
Ernesto Cordero began his higher studies in 1963 when he entered the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico and he
continued at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain where he earned a diploma in 1971. Subsequently, he
did post-graduate work in composition with Roberto Caggiano in Rome, Italy from 1972 to 1974 and with Julian Orbón
in New York from 1977 to 1978. He first studied guitar from 1961 to 1964 with Jorge Rubiano and he later worked
with several teachers, most importantly Regino Sainz de la Maza in Spain in the 60s and Alírio Díaz in Italy in 1972.
Since 1971 he has been affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, where he now holds the title of Professor in both
the Departments of Composition and of Guitar. In addition to his activities as composer, performer and teacher,
Ernesto Cordero, was music director since 1980 to 1997 of the International Guitar Festival of Puerto Rico. He is in
demand throughout the world as a distinguished participant in leading competitions and festivals.
Cordero Roque (italiano)
Compositore e direttore d'orchestra panamense nato a Panama nel 1917. Ha studiato con M.Schaeffer,
perfezionandosi negli Stati Uniti. La sua musica ispirata dal folklore sudamericano, si è avvicinata alla dodecafonia ed
alla serialità.
Cordero Roque (español)
Compositor, director de orquesta y educador, nació en Panamá el 16 de Agosto de 1917. Estudió composición con
Ernst Krenek y dirección de orquesta con Dimitri Mitropoulos, Stanley Chapple y Leon Barzin. Fue Director del
Instituto Nacional de Música y de la Sinfónica Nacional de su país natal, antes de aceptar el cargo de Sub-Director del
Centro Latinoamericano de Música y Profesor de Composión en la Universidad de Indiana. De 1972 a 1999, enseño
composición en la Universidad Estatal de Ilinois. Ha actuado como director de orquesta en muchos países
latinoamericanos y en los Estados Unidos. Muchas de sus composiciones han sido ejecutadas y grabadas
comercialmente por orquestas de los Estados Unidos y concertistas y conjuntos de cámara de varias partes del
mundo. Además de recibir la Beca Guggenheim para Creación Musical, en 1949, un nombramiento de Profesor
Honorario del Departamento de Música de la Universidad de Chile, en 1963, un Doctorado Honorario de la Universidad
de Hamline, en 1966 y la Gran Cruz de la Orden de Vasco Núñez de Balboa, en Panamá, en 1982, ha ganado premios
internacionales con su Primera Sinfonía (Mencion Honorífica, Detroit, 1947), Rapsodia Campesina (Premio Ricardo
Miró, Panamá, 1953), Segunda Sinfonía (Premio Caro de Boesi, Caracas, Venezuela, 1957), Concierto para Violín y
Orquesta (Premio Internacional del Disco Koussevitzky, 1974) y Tercer Cuarteto de Cuerdas (Premio “Música de
Camara”, San José, Costa Rica, 1977). Su biografía se encuentra en muchas publicaciones importantes, entre ellas
“Revista Musical Chilena”, 1960; “Riemann Musik Lexicon”, Hamburgo, 1972; Vinton “Dictionary of Contemporary
Music”, Nueva York, 1974; “The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians”, Londres, 1980 y 2000; “Panameños
Ilustres”, Panamá, 1988 y otras publicaciones.
Corea Chick (english)
Chick Corea is a serious creative force who is current with his time in that he employs the resources of his time to be
expressive. His continued involvement in the development of Jazz Fusion since its inception in the 1960’s has given
him the chance to use electronic instrumentation as a means of creating. His performance group, Return to Forever of
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the 1970’s helped chart a course in electric Jazz. Chick Corea’s name has become synonymous with new ideas in
music. He is currently involved in the continued evolution of electronic music as he performs with the Elektric Band, a
modern representative of the Jazz Fusion evolution. In addition he has been a steady performer in the traditional jazz
settings, having become legendary for his skills as a performer on acoustic piano. At present he is making a strong
statement with a group called the Akoustic Band. Chick Corea has also used his pianistic skills in collaboration with
other well-known keyboardists such as Keith Jarrett, Friedrich Gulda, and Herbie Hancock. His busy schedule as a
performer in his own compositions as well as the works of others links him to the exploits of Franz Liszt and Ludwig
van Beethoven. As a composer Corea has proved his diversity by his ability to write in Classical forms as well as
modern ones, as demonstrated by his Septet that was written for the chamber group Tashi, and his piano concetto.
The Children’s Songs were Corea’s first attempt at writing for solo piano. These pieces were begun in 1971 and were
added to gradually over the next nine years, culminating in the twenty pieces represented here. Chick says he wrote
the first song ‘Yo convey simplicity as beauty, as represented in the spirit of a Child.” The first fifteen songs were
written for the Fender Rhodes, one of the earliest electric keyboards, and sixteen up to twenty for the acoustic piano.
However all of the songs can be played either way. The Songs are reminders of the Scenes from Chidhood of Robert
Schumann and the Children’s Pieces of Mussorgsky in that they are short, to the point and are quite contrasting in
their natures. The Corea songs are characterized by infectious ostinato bass-lines, syncopated rhythms and circular
melodies that are very charming in their innocente. The Children’s Songs are fun to play because while being simple
and direct in their statements they are sometimes quite probing and colourful in their nuances, not unlike children
themselves. (1990)
Corezzola Vittorio (español)
CORREZZOLA Vittorio. – Guitarrista italiano que en el año 1910 estaba radicado en la ciudad de Como. Por sus
composiciones, ha sido premiado varias veces, destacándose en esta labor con un agradable Minueto, una Mazurka,
una Polka, un Vals y una Gavota, todo ello editado por A.Vizzari, en Milano. (Domingo Prat, Diccionario de
Guitarristas, Romero y Fernández, 1934)
Corghi Azio (italiano)
Compositore italiano nato a Ciriè (Torino) nel 1937. Compositore, nato in Ciriè (Torino). Ha studiato composizione,
polifonia vocale e direzione d'orchestra a Torino, e si è perfezionato con B.Bettinelli. Inizialmente attratto dalle
tecniche dodecafoniche, in seguito ha rielaborato uno proprio stile neoclassico.
Corigliano John (italiano)
Compositore, nato a New York nel 1938. Figlio del violinista John, ha studiato con O.Luening alla Columbia University.
La sua musica ispirata dal recupero del passato, accompagnato da colorismo timbrico, e da elementi minimali.
Cornejo Agustín (español)
(28 de agosto de 1899 - 9 de octubre de 1965)
Nombre completo: Cornejo, Agustín Argentino
Desde su San Juan natal, donde aprendió las primeras canciones junto al famoso Saúl Salinas, llegó por 1925 a
Buenos Aires actuando en las radios de aquella época.
Al año siguiente, 1926, formó dúo con otro sanjuanino. Miguel Cáceres, y emprendió una gira por América con la
compañía teatral de Camila Quiroga, pero al llegar a Bogotá se separan de ella y se van a Nueva York contratados por
la Brünswick para grabar discos en esa marca. Allí intervino junto a Gardel en varias de sus películas como actor,
guitarrista y cantor, y con Miguel Cáceres, Gregorio Ayala, Carlos Spaventa y Carlos Gianotti; artistas argentinos que
andaban por el país de los rascacielos tratando de divulgar nuestro folklore, acompañaron a nuestro máximo cantor
en las grabaciones de ‘Criollita Decí que Sí’ y ‘Caminito Soleado’ en guitarras y la colaboración de Alberto Castellano
en piano.
Recordando su vida artística, sus giras y Gardel, dijo:
‘En 1926 Gardel se iba afuera del país y una tarde de llovizna lo encontré por Florida y me dijo: “Me iré a Europa, y le
Así fue que cuando llegó a Nueva York para hacer cine, me invitaron para la cena en la noche de su llegada; no pude
ir por mi trabajo pero al otro día me invitaron otra vez al hotel Ausonia a dos cuadras de donde yo vivía; fui y
después de ese gustazo, empezamos a cantar. Lo primero que cantó Carlos fue “Cobardía”, “Si se Salva el Pibe” luego
y para terminar “¡Hopa!, ¡Hopa!, ¡Hopa!”.
Despues canté yo y lo hice con “Nostalgias”, una canción mía; “Corazones Partidos”, Cueca de Salinas; y a pedido de
alguien de la rueda “Mano a Mano”, con el permiso del autor allá presente. Así terminó esa fiesta.
Cuando hacía sus películas tropezaba con el inconveniente de la falta de sus guitarristas que conocían su estilo y por
eso me hizo llamar diciéndome: “—Che Cornejo, tenés que hacerme la gauchada con los otros muchachos” (los otros
eran Cáceres, Spaventa, Ayala y Gianotti). Y así fue que lo acompañamos en las películas y en discos, tocando
Castellano de contrabando el piano antes de venirse.
Cuando Gardel nos pidió si podíamos hacer un malambo (aquí la anécdota) me vestí e iba hacia él y de unos seis o
siete metros me miró de arriba a abajo diciéndome en tono gangoso:
“-¡Oiga amigo Cornejo...! ¿No me lo ha visto a Don Juan Juenja?”, contestándole no muy lerdo: “¡Sí! Lo dejé haciendo
Conversando con él en Nueva York, me dijo que iba a grabarme “Los Cariñitos” en Buenos Aires, antes de partir, pero
se lo había adjudicado un audaz gallego y por esa causa no lo grabó: “No te grabé 'Los Cariñitos' porque decían que
era de un tal Molina y Barbieri decía que era tuyo. Así, para no andar con líos decidí que no”, me dijo.’
Además de esa canción, compuso en 1926 las cuecas ‘Prenda Querida’ y ‘Jazmines Sanjuaninos’ que fueron grabados
por el dúo Ruiz-Acuña y numerosas canciones criollas hechas en Norteamérica, de las cuales ‘Chinita’ y ‘¡Qué
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Correggia Enrico (english)
Importa!’ las canta en la cinta ‘El Tango en Broadway’, interpretada por Carlos Gardel, Trini Ramos, Blanca Vischer,
Vicente Padula, Jaime Deveza, Agustín Cornejo, Carlos Spaventa, etc., sobre argumento de Alfredo Le Pera, bajo
dirección de Louis Gasnier, con músicas de Gardel y Tucci, filmada en Long Island, Nueva York, en 1934.
Además de ‘Brünswick’, grabó en ‘Victor’ y ‘Columbia’.
Cornejo nació en San Juan el 28 de agosto de 1899 y falleció en San Justo (Bs. As.) el 9 de octubre de 1965.
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Correggia Enrico (english)
Enrico Correggia was born in 1933 in La Spezia. He studied piano and conducting when still very young and reached
maturity just after the Second World War, during a period of exhaustion and intellectual and artistic radicalness. He
was struck by Penderecki, Lutoslawski and Ligeti’s music and later on by Scelsi’s and Xenakis’. Enrico Correggia has
always combined composition with teaching —until recently at the Turin Conservatoire— and conducting —since 1977
he has traveled around the world with the ensemble Antidogma Musica.
His first pieces obeyed the structural tendency; he then developed a musical language combining rigor and fantasy.
Rigor leads him to first conceive a strict formal structure, often based on the golden section: having thus divided the
macroscopic divisions in time, he proceeds to divide the parts —following the same process— in more and more brief
and localized manner.
Then “fantasy inhabits this ghost-like world” tank to tunefulness (“however, beware, this concern —a recent one by
the way— is on no account taken over from the past”) and to unchecked expressiveness. Enrico Correggia is “tired of
heteroclite instrumental groups” and has returned to more traditional ensembles.
The music Correggia composes today is made of successions of overlappings, glissandi and violent emergences. It
faithfully reflects a personality craving for motley and variety.
(Frank LANGLOIS, Salabert Editions, 1994)
Cortez Melchior (español)
CORTEZ, Melchior. - Notable concertista de guitarra, maestro y compositor. Nació en Rezende, Portugal, el 27 de
Enero del año 1882. A la edad de nueve años, se trasladó con sus mayores al Brasil, radicándose en Rio de Janeiro.
Junto con su educación elemental hizo sus estudios de música, eligiendo el instrumento que le dictó su vocación: la
guitarra, en la cual se inició después de haber oído al distinguido concertista brasilero Alfredo Imenes (ver), con quien
hizo los estudios. Hoy el profesor Cortez, persona de vasta ilustración y de sólida y destacada reputación en aquella
nación y en particular en la capital carioca, es bien apreciado. “El Correio da Manha” (13-III-1927) dice: “...El
profesor Melchior Cortez es bastante conocido en Río, principalmente en la alta sociedad, a que pertenecen su actual
cuerpo de alumnas, las que presentará próximamente en público. Todas sus discí pulas se dedican con rara devoción
al estudio de la guitarra clásica y a ellas está reservada la importante labor de legar la alta reputación de este
instrumento a las generaciones venideras...” Recordaremos entre algunas discípulas de esle notable didacta a la
señorita Andrea Rocha, Neide María F.Magalhaes de Almeida, sobrina del Presidente del Estado de Maranhao, María
Locadia Figueiredo Magalhaes de Almeida, Yupapa y Ottilia de Souza Meirelles, Edith de Castro Silva, María Sabina de
Albucuerque, eximia poetisa de gran reputación, Annita Imenez, María Sabina, Olinda Santa María, Lourdes
Cristófaro, Áurea Jones Cortez, Antonia Dilecta y tantas otras de no menos alcurnia de la sociedad que se encantó
oyendo preludiar a aquella excelentísima dama amateur de guitarra, Nair Fefé, esposa del que fue Presidente de la
república, mariscal Mermes da Fonseca. Como ejecutante es siempre solicitado en las grandes soirées artísticas,
habiendo realizado conciertos en el Teatro Casino Copa-cabana (19-III-1927) donde actuó con el renombrado profesor Joaquín F.dos Santos, y en el “Salao do Casino Palacio” (22-X-1927) en cuyo concierto tuvo destacada actuación
su aventajada discípula Neide María Figueiredo Magalhaes de Almeida. Como compositor, muchos son los trabajos
publicados sobre el folklore brasileño, más sus obras “Ilusión perdida”, “Souvenir de Para”, Choros, Danzas, etc. De
su obra didáctica dijimos al conocerla, en aquella ocasión: “Muy grata ha sido para mí la sorpresa del nuevo galardón
que se ha impuesto a la enseñanza de la guitarra con la publicación de la “Escola de arpegios para violão (guitarra
hespanhola), por el erudito maestro Melchior Cortez, radicado en la hermosa capital fluminense de Río de Janeiro. A
pesar de la distancia que nos separa, no es para mí un desconocido en el ambiente de la guitarra. La crítica de los
rotativos de aquella capital me ha enterado con sumo elogio de sus audiciones; su labor como pedagogo sé que le
absorbe la mayor parte del tiempo, y como didacta se me reveló en su cuaderno de “Ejercicios técnicos chromáticos
para violao”, publicado en 1927 por la Casa “Romero y Fernández”, hoy sucesor José B.Romero e hijos. Consta la
nueva publicación de 19 páginas de ejercicios de arpegios, progresivamente ordenados, estando incluidos en ellos,
fórmulas de los maestros Sor, Aguado, Carulli, Carcassi, Giuliani, Parga, Sagreras (Gaspar), Manjón, Cano, Arenas,
Sagreras (Julio), Prat... y en su mayoría del propio Melchior Cortez. Este cuaderno es un botiquín de arpegios puesto
al servicio del maestro profesional en donde siempre encontrará una fórmula para el alumno, a fin de vencer
dificultades que se puedan presentar a la mano derecha en este orden de digitaciones... Buenos Aires, 25-XI-1928”
Afirmaron estas modestas y sinceras líneas los rotativos de aquella capital como “A Manha”, 4-I-1929, “Fon-Fon”, 19I-1929 y “Correio da Manha”, 10-II-1929. Este digno representante de la guitarra clásica, director de su “Academia de
Violão”, es merecedor de todo aplauso por su eficaz y meritoria labor (1930).
(Domingo Prat, Diccionario de Guitarristas, Romero y Fernández, 1934)
Coryell Larry (english)
Larry Coryell was born 2 April, 1943 in Galveston, Texas. As a child he studied and played piano, switching to guitar
(acoustic, and then electric) in his teens. After studying journalism at the University of Washington, he moved to New
York City in 1965, where he played behind guitarist Gabor Szabo in drummer Chico Hamilton’s jazz quintet. However,
by 1966, he had replaced Szabo and later that same year went on to record his vinyl debut with Hamilton’s band.
Also in 1966 he co-founded an early jazz-rock band, the Free Spirits, with whom he recorded one album, 1966’s rare,
Free Spirit: Out Of Sight And Sound. Soon after his stint with the Free Spirits he joined vibra-harpist Gary Burton’s
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Cosentino Saúl (english)
band, recording with him three seminal albums, all of which are now long out of print. In 1969 he recorded Memphis
Underground with flautist Herbie Mann whose band, at that time, included Roy Ayers and the influential free-jazz
guitarist Sonny Sharrock. Also in 1969, before recording his first solo LP, he toured Europe and the U.S. with exCream bassist Jack Bruce, ex-Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell, as well as keyboardist and future
Coryell side-man Mike Mandel.
Throughout the seventies he released album after album, often playing alongside the very best jazz had to offer.
Some of the heavy-weights include: guitarists John McLaughlin, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Paco De Lucia, Pat
Metheny, Al Di Meola, John Abercrombie, Larry Carlton, John Scofield, Kazumi Watanabe, Ralph Towner, and Steve
Kahn; drummers Billy Cobham, Elvin Jones, Steve Gadd, Lenny White, Mitch Mitchell and Tony Williams; alto sax
player David Sanborn, tenor sax players Pharoah Sanders and Michael Brecker; soprano sax players Sonny Rollins
and Steve Lacy, cornet player Don Cherry, trumpet players Maynard Ferguson and Randy Brecker; violinist Stephane
Grappelli, keyboardists Chick Corea, Larry Young, David Sancious and Lyle Mays; and bassists Charles Mingus,
Miroslav Vitous, Ron Carter, Eddie Gomez, Jack Bruce, Jimmy Garrison, Charlie Haden, Steve Swallow and Tony
In 1979 and 1980 he toured Europe with Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin as part of a guitar super-trio, eventually
releasing a video recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London, which commemorated this “meeting of the spirits”. This
trio was short lived however, and he was replaced by Al Di Meola in early 1980.
Throughout the 80's, although playing almost exclusively acoustic guitar, Larry Coryell continued to break new
ground. And if his ambitious avant-garde interpretations of Stravinsky and Ravel are any indication, it seems clear
that there is much more to this guitar-slinging virtuoso from Texas than jazz/rock fusion.
Cosentino Saúl (english)
Saul Cosentino is a celebrated Argentine pianist and composer and has been performing, recording and composing for
several decades. He has worked with practically all the greats of modern Argentine Tango and has won many prizes.
Saúl Cosentino made his first recording of avantgarde tangos composed and arranged by him in 1983. Other
recordings followed, and in 1990 he won first prize in the Carlos Gardel Competition. Other recordings, publications
and awards have followed, and a series of compositions that has included a guitar concerto and a prize-winning suite
for harp and strings. In 1995 he wrote his slow milonga La Recoleta, for which Horacio Ferrer later provided words. It
depicts the neighbourhood of the title, where Ferrer has lived for many years. His Concerto for Guitar and Symphony
Orchestra, Argentina, was composed in 1998, in collaboration with guitarist Marion Andreola and performed by
Roberto Aussel. Maximo Diego Pujol, himself a great composer in the contemporary tango style, after Piazzolla, has
transcribed many his pieces.
Costa Carlé (español)
Nació en Uruguay en 1959 y reside en Argentina desde 1960. Comenzó sus estudios de Guitarra a los 13 años, y
enseña desde 1975. Estudió guitarra con José Smiroldo, Horacio Ceballos y Miguel Girollet. Realizó estudios y cursos
de composición y análisis musical con Guillermo Graetzer, Helmut Lachenmann e Ivo Malec.
Ha compuesto música para guitarra, piano, para danza y videos. Editions Henry Lemoine, de París está editando su
Ha ofrecido clínicas y masterclass sobre música contemporánea, improvisación, técnica y composición para guitarra
en Argentina (Conservatorios Municipal de Buenos Aires, Escuelas Provinciales de Música de Catamarca, Cruz del Eje,
Entre Ríos, Salta y Jujuy, diversas agrupaciones guitarrísticas de Buenos Aires, Santiago del Estero, Mar del Plata y
Bahía Blanca, Instituto del Profesorado de Música de Rosario, etc.), Perú (Escuela Nacional de Música) y Suecia
(Universidad de Música de Uppsala), entre otras.
Desde el año 1986 ha editado numerosa discografía en Argentina, y recientemente en Suecia. Ha ofrecido conciertos
como solista en Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Perú, Suiza, Francia, Alemania y Suecia. Integró diversas
agrupaciones de cámara y multimedia, y tocó como solista con la Orquesta Sinfónica de Mar del Plata Participó en el
Festival Guitarras del Mundo (Argentina, años 1999, 2000 y 2001, y en el 1° Festival Internacional de GuitarristasCompositores de Pieterlen, Suiza (2002). Junto con los guitarristas Sebastián Zambrana, Julio Azcano y Daniel Corzo,
integra el grupo de desarrollo artístico y pedagógico “Tawa”, que desde el año 2001 organiza los Campus de Guitarra
Contemporánea (del cual son docentes), los Seminarios itinerantes por distintos puntos del país, ciclos de conciertos
en Mar del Plata, Córdoba y Buenos Aires, y anualmente desde el 2001 los Festivales de Guitarras del Noroeste
Cordobés, de los cuales es creador y director artístico, que se desarrolla en varias localidades de la provincia con
participación de artistas locales, nacionales e internacionales. (26/05/2004)
Cottin Madeleine (english)
Madeleine Cottin (1876-after 1952)
Marie Madeleine Cottin was a French mandolin and guitar player, teacher and composer. She was the sister of the
Parisian guitarist Alfred Cottin (1863-1926). In 1909 she publishid her ‘Méthode Complète de Guitare’ dedicated to
this brother. The method carnes the inscription ‘Ouvrage honoré de l'approbation de Mr Miguel Llobet, guitariste de la
Cour d’Espagne’ . She also Published a 'Méthode de Mandoline'. In Paris she formed a quintet bearing her name and
consisting of two mandolines, mandola, lute and guitar. She participated in the Tàrrega centenary held in Paris in
1952. Madeleine had another brother, Jules, who was also active in Paris as a mandolin and guitar teacher. (Guitar
music by Women Composers by A.Kruisbrink, Le Productions d’Oz, 2009)
Cowell Henry (italiano)
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Costa Javier (español)
Compositore, pianista, critico, editore, insegnante e impresario americano nato a Menlo Park (California) morto a
Shady (New York). Ha studiato a Berlin con E.von Hornbostel, e nel campo della nuova musica si è distinto come
eccellente organizzatore, divulgatore e sperimentatore.
Costa Javier (español)
Estudia piano, armonía, contrapunto y fuga, composición y orquestación, musicología y dirección de coros en el
Conservatorio Superior Joaquín Rodrigo de Valencia, con García Chornet, Talens, Tamarit, Blanquer, Vives, y Cifre,
respectivamente. Obtiene Premio Extraordinario en Armonía, Contrapunto y Fuga y Premio Fin de Carrera en
Composición y Orquestación. En diversos cursos ha trabajado con Donatoni, Soler, Guinovart, Blanes, Tamayo, De
Pablo y Halffter, entre otros. Está en posesión del IV Premio Coral San Juan Bautista de Segorbe, Valencia, por su
obra Oculi Omnium (1988), fue finalista del III Concurso Internacional de Composición de la Joven Orquesta Nacional
de España (JONDE) (1991) con la obra sinfónico-coral Cants d'amor i de mort, cantata con textos del poeta Ausías
March, del los que también se sirvió para la obra coral Sobre neu veig meravellosa flama, galardonada con el Premio
de Composición Fira de toys els Sants (1994), Cocentaina, Valencia. Su obra Soles Claros (1999) fue seleccionada de
entre un centenar en la Convocatoria para la edición de Música Coral Conmemorativa del X Aniversario de la
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Su obra Nana, para coro mixto, obtuvo el premio en el II Concurso de Composición
de la Federació de Cors de la Comunitat Valenciana (FF.CO.CO.VA.). Algunas de sus obras han sido interpretadas por
conjuntos instrumentales valencianos. Ha realizado el I Master de Estética y Creatividad Musical y ha finalizado los
estudios de doctorado de la Universidad de Valencia, así como el trabajo de investigación sobre la música de Olivier
Messiaen. En la actualidad es profesor de Armonía, Análisis Musical y Fundamentos de Composición, así como director
del Conservatorio Profesional Maestro Vert de Carcaixent, Valencia.
(Biografía fechada: 20-XI-2002)
Criswick Mary (français)
Anglaise née en 1945. Licenciée à l’Univeisité de Bristol (G.B.) et études de chant à Londres (Guildhall School).
Installée en France depuis 74, elle continue à chanter, éditer des recueils de guitare (chez Fentone, Chapell) et écrit
camme journaliste correspondante (“Cahiers de la guitare” notamment). 2 disques chez CBS et Harmonia Mundi.
Crivelli Carlo (italiano)
(Roma, 1953) Ha studiato composizione con D. Guaccero, dirigendo i suoi interessi sia alla musica pura (con
composizioni eseguite in prestigiose manifestazioni in Italia e all'estero), che a tutti i campi della musica applicata
(teatro, balletto, televisione, computer-art, musica da film).
Crockett Donald (english)
Born in 1951 in Pasadena, California, Donald Crockett has collaborated with artists and ensembles as the Kronos,
Arditti and Stanford quartets, violinist Ida Kavafian, mezzo soprano Janice Felty, Los Angeles Master Chorale, oboist
Allan Vogel, the Debussy Trio and the Core Ensemble. He has also received commissions from the Los Angeles
Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and many others. His music has been
featured at festivals including Tanglewood, Aspen, Piccolo Spoleto and Music from Angel Fire. Celestial Mechanics for
oboe and string quartet, commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, took second prize in the 1991
Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards. He has twice been the winner of the Kenneth Davenport National Competition for
Orchestral Works given by the Music in the Mountains Festival in New York, for Antiphonies in 1994 and for Roethke
Preludes in 1998. His music is published by MMB Music, St. Louis, and recorded on the Albany, CRI, Laurel and Pro
Arte/Fanfare labels. Also very active as a conductor of new music, Donald Crockett has presented numerous
premieres with the Los Angeles-based new music ensemble Xtet, the University of Southern California Contemporary
Music Ensemble, and with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Crumb George (english)
George Crumb was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and studied with Ross Lee Finney at the University of Michigan.
George Crumb has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize in 1968; Fromm, Guggenheim,
Koussevitzky awards; and most recently, the MacDowell Medal (1995).
Crumb George (italiano)
Nato da una famiglia di musicisti a Charleston in Virginia nel 1929, George Crumb ha studiato al Mason College of
Music a Charleston, presso l’Università dell’Illinois e infine si è perfezionato con Boris Blacher alla Hochschule für
Musik di Berlino e infine all’University of Michigan. La sua lunga e approfondita formazione gli ha permesso di
intraprendere una brillante attività didattica: dalla teoria musicale, all’analisi, dal pianoforte alla composizione. Dal
1964-1965 è stato composer-in-residence al Buffalo Center for the Creative and Performing Arts; poi dal 1965 parte
una lunga collaborazione con l’Università della Pennsylvania e la sua attività didattica continua fino al 1997. La sua
produzione compositiva si rivolge soprattutto alla musica cameristica e vocale, tra cui spiccano i lavori dedicati a
opere poetiche di Federico García Lorca e i vasti, originalissimi lavori pianistici. Crumb, che ha negli ultimi dieci anni
rarefatto alquanto il suo lavoro compositivo, ha riconosciuto lungo la sua carriera influenze di Debussy, Mahler e
Bartók. Crumb ha sposato Elizabeth May Brown nel 1949 e ha tre figli, tra cui Ann, versatile cantante.
Nel corso della sua carriera Crumb ha ricevuto svariati riconoscimenti da importanti istituzioni e fondazioni
(Rockefeller, National Institute of Arts and Letters. Guggenheim). Ha vinto il premio Pulitzer Prize per Echoes of Time
and the River nel 1968, l’UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers Award nel 1971, ecc. (Pier Luigi Basso)
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Cruz Mark Anthony (english)
Cruz Mark Anthony (english)
Mark Anthony Cruz earned his M. M. in guitar performance at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State
University in San Marcos, Texas) where he is the Professor of Guitar.
As a composer, Cruz’s music “...shares similarities with Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Lennox Berkely...” according to a
review by Soundboard Magazine. Cruz has been published by Shawnee Press, Soundboard Magazine, MelBay and
Clear Note Publications while managing his own company, MAC Publications. He was the first prize winner of the
Austin Classical Guitar Society sponsored composition competition in 2006, '07, ’08 and ‘11. In 2008, Mr. Cruz was
commissioned by University Baptist Church in Austin to compose an Anthem for choir and organ for their 100th
anniversary celebration. He was commissioned by the Classical Minds Guitar Festival to compose a pair of guitar
ensemble works for their 2009 and 2010 conference. Mr. Cruz’s Triptych for solo guitar has been performed
internationally by guitar virtuoso Adam Holzman. Such notable artists as the Presti Trio, TxGQ and the
Hanser/McClellan Duo have also performed his work.
As a performer, Mr. Cruz was a two-time feature artist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He was the 2nd prize
recipient at the National Finger Picking Championship at Winfield, Kansas in 1993 and 2001. He was a feature artist
at the Eastfield Guitar Festival in Dallas, TX in 2008, the Classical Minds Guitar Festival in Houston, TX in 2009 and
the Sixth Annual Guitar Ensemble Festival in Plano, TX in 2011. Tony Morris has featured Cruz’s all-original
CDs Pequeñas Piezas para Mi Padre and Piezas Para El Mundo on the internationally syndicated radio
program Classical Guitar Alive. Both Cds received positive reviews in the scholarly periodical, Soundboard.
Mark resides in Austin with his wife and two children.
Web: (2015)
Cruz Zulema de la (español)
María Zulema de la Cruz Castillejo (Madrid, 9-III-1958) es titulada superior en Piano y Composición por el Real
Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid y Master of Arts en la especialidad de Composición y Música por
Ordenador por la Stanford University (California, U.S.A.). Ha trabajado, entre otros, con los compositores Carmelo
Bernaola, Luis De Pablo, Antón García Abril, Román Alís, L. Hiller, R. Bauer, L. Smith y Leonardo Balada, y ha sido
becaria en varios cursos internacionales de Composición. Amplió sus conocimientos sobre Música Electroacústica a
través de Ordenador con J. Chowning. Desarrolló su tesis doctoral bajo la dirección del recordado Ramón Barce.
En su faceta de intérprete es miembro del grupo Sax Ensemble desde 1993 como responsable de la electroacústica.
Ha sido premiada en varios concursos de composición como en el Ruiz Morales, VII Concurso Arpa de Oro, Luis
Coleman, Ciutat d’Alcoi para Música de Cámara y Maestro Villa de Composición Musical 1999 del Ayuntamiento de
Madrid. En 2000 recibe el “Premio de la Música IV Edición” al mejor Autor de Música Clásica de la SGAE y de la
Asociación de Intérpretes y Ejecutantes (AIE). Sus obras han sido interpretadas en festivales y tribunas tanto
nacionales como internacionales.
En 1997 es nombrada asesora del Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio “Jaén”. En 1997 y 1998 dirige el VI y VII
Festival de Música Electroacústica de España, y es nombrada miembro del Consejo de la Música del Ministerio de
Educación y Cultura. Desde 1988 desarrolla su labor docente e investigadora como Catedrática de Composición
Electroacústica en el Laboratorio de Investigación y Composición Electroacústica y por Ordenador (LICEO) del Real
Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, del que es responsable y cuyo diseño ha realizado. Es miembro de la
Asociación Madrileña de Compositores.
Para cuarteto de cuerda y guitarra solista compuso “Quinteto lorquiano” en el verano de 1998. Está dedicada a la
guitarrista cubana Iliana Matas y en conmemoración del centenario del nacimiento del poeta granadino. Su estructura
se basa en la proporción áurea, que la dimensiona triangularmente. En todo momento se ha buscado producir un
diálogo entre el instrumento solista y el cuarteto. Para ello, se han utilizado distintos efectos en el cuarteto, y los
sonidos reales de la cuerda sólo aparecen al final de la obra. Así se consigue que la guitarra se oiga con naturalidad.
Zulema de la Cruz compuso en abril de 1995 el Preludio en blanco y negro, el Preludio en azul en septiembre de 1999
y el Preludio en rojo un mes más tarde. Están dedicados a Gabriel Estarellas, quien los estrenó y realizó la digitación
para su publicación en EMEC.
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Cui Cesar (italiano)
César Cui, musicista russo, appartenne al cosiddetto Gruppo dei Cinque (con Borodin, Rimski-Korsakov, Balakirev e
Moussorgsky); era figlio di un ufficiale francese che era rimasto in Russia dopo la ritirata di Napoleone nel 1812.
Come altri grandi musicisti russi, anche Cui lavorò in un settore che ben poco aveva a che fare con la musica: fu
infatti professore all'Accademia di Ingegneria Militare (era un esperto in ingegneria delle fortificazioni).
Dopo aver studiato con Moniuszko, si dedicò completamente al mondo della composizione.
Cupic Miodrag (english)
Miodrag Cupic was born in Donji Zagarac (Montenegro) in 1936 and belongs to the first generation of professional
classical guitar musicians and teachers. Besides music he also studied art history and literature, and represents one of
the most brilliant Montenegran writers. As a musician Cupic was teaching classical guitar at the music school of the
capital city, Podgorica. In 1972 he published his first two didactic guitar works together with musician Rudolf
Zakrajsek (Trebinje, 1915 - Podgorica, 1994), who was in those days director of the elementary music school Vasa
Pavic in Podgorica. Four years later in 1976 Cupic realized his Guitar School becoming the first official pioneer of
classical guitar pedagogy in Montenegro. His large opus consist of more than one hundred different solo and duo
guitar pieces. Many of these compositions were printed in various editions both in Montenegro and Serbia, and an
important number of the pieces are meant to be serious didactic works. In Cupic's music there is often a presence of
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Cuyvers Guy (english)
Mediterranean colors and influence of traditional music.
(Uros Dojcinovic: Guitar Compositions from Yugoslavia. Vol.VI, 2004)
Cuyvers Guy (english)
Born in Antwerp, Belgium.
Guy Cuyvers is considered one of the most versatile musical talents in Europe. As a classical guitar player he has
been acclaimed by Angel Romero and the international press unanimously praises his film scores.
His first composition for large symphonic orchestra was performed in the U.S. when he was only 18. At that time he
was studying music as an exchange student in Florida. Upon his return to Belgium he majored in music at the Royal
Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp. In 1983 Guy Cuyvers was awarded a graduate assistantship by The
American University in Washington, D.C. The Master of Arts program he followed supplemented his training in guitar,
advanced composition, orchestra conducting and musical arts management. His compositions are mostly written for
chamber music, choir, guitar, musical and band.
In 1995 his career as a film composer knew a successful start with the American production Sea Fever. This first film
score led to a commission to write the music for the international co-production Into The Rising Sun, broadcasted
worldwide. The soundtrack was recorded with The Flemish Radio Orchestra and Choir and released by PolyGram. The
recording of Sea Power followed a year later with the same orchestra, resulting in the release of the Sea Suites cd.
Guy wrote also the music for Setting Sail, a four-part international television series on maritime history. Recording
was scheduled in November 2001, again with his favourite orchestra.
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D'Amico Matteo (italiano)
Compositore italiano nato a Roma nel 1955. Ha frequentato i corsi di F.Donatoni, all'Accademia di Siena. Vincitore del
premio 'V.Bucchi' del 1985.
D’Angelo Nuccio (english)
Guitarist, he studied in Florence with Alvaro Company and composition with Gaetano Giani-Luporini; his first
important composition was Due Canzoni Lidie, 1984. He wrote for solo guitar, for keyboard instruments (piano,
electronic harpsichord), for ensembles of guitars and ensemble with guitars. An important feature of his music is a
mixture of styles, obtained mixing together heterogeneous elements like harmonic sequences, ancient modal scales,
oriental intervals, popular elements, jazz patterns and improvvisation.
(Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
D’Angelo Nuccio (italiano)
Chitarrista, diplomatosi a Firenze con Alvaro Company, studia composizione con Gaetano Giani-Luporini; come autore
si fa apprezzare per la prima volta con le Due Canzoni Lidie, nel 1984. Il suo impegno compositivo è rivolto, oltre che
alla chitarra in funzione di strumento solista, agli strumenti a tastiera (pianoforte, clavicembalo elettronico),
all’ensemble di e con chitarre. Connota le musiche di D’Angelo un ideale di mescolanza stilistica che si realizza
integrando tra loro elementi compositivi eterogenei quali sequenze armoniche, antiche scale modali, riferimenti
intervallari di ispirazione orientale, elementi del patrimonio popolare, stilemi mutuati dal jazz, momenti improvvisativi.
(Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
D’Angelo Nuccio (italiano)
Intrapresi gli studi musicali all'età di sei anni, Nuccio D'Angelo approfondisce per vari anni lo studio delle forme
classiche dedicandosi inoltre ad esperienze di improvvisazione musicale. Studia dapprima al conservatorio “V. Bellini”
di Palermo e successivamente, al “Cherubini” di Firenze, frequenta la classe di composizione di Gaetano Giani-Luporini
e si diploma brillantemente in chitarra sotto la guida di Alvaro Company. Contemporaneamente segue i corsi che
Company tiene ad Arezzo, Montecatini e Pescara collaborando col maestro in qualità di assistente. Le composizioni per
e con chitarra hanno tra i suoi lavori un ruolo di evidente privilegio e vengono inserite frequentemente nei recital di
alcuni tra i piú famosi chitarristi di tutto il mondo. È stato ospite in veste di interprete e/o compositore nei festival di
numerose associazioni concertistiche italiane e si è inoltre esibito come solista e in formazioni cameristiche in Francia,
Olanda, Grecia, Svizzera, Portogallo, Germania, U.S.A. e Canada. Ha collaborato con le orchestre del Maggio
Fiorentino, Provinciale Barese, Regionale Toscana e “Gli Armonici” di Palermo. Ha ottenuto il primo premio al concorso
internazionale di composizione per chitarra “A. Segovia” (Granada -1991) e al concorso di Tokio (1984) con “Due
Canzoni Lidie”, brano che vanta diciotto incisioni negli ultimi anni. Gli è stato conferito nel 1996 uno “Special Prize”
dalla 'Ibla Foundation” di New York e nel 1997, in occasione del secondo Convegno di chitarra di Alessandria, il premio
“La chitarra d'oro per la composizione”. È docente di chitarra presso l'istituto musicale “Mascagni” di Livorno e ha
tenuto seminari di chitarra e composizione per chitarra in USA, Canada, Spagna, Germania e in molte città italiane.
Ha tenuto per il primo semestre del 2005 la cattedra di chitarra e nel 2006 un corso di elaborazione e arrangiamento
di temi latino-americani alla Indiana University di Bloomington (USA).
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D’Antò Antonio (italiano)
Antonio D’Antò (Capri 1957) compositore, consegue i diplomi di pianoforte e di composizione presso il Conservatorio
“Licinio Refice” di Frosinone ed il diploma di Direzione d’orchestra presso il Conservatorio “S. Cecilia” di Roma. Tra i
tanti maestri che hanno contribuito alla sua formazione ricordiamo Roman Vlad, Teresa Procaccini, Franco Donatoni,
Daniele Paris, Franco Ferrara, Bruno Aprea. E’ attualmente Direttore del Conservatorio “L. Refice” di Frosinone.
Alterna l’attività di compositore a quella di direttore d’orchestra, dedicandosi in particolare alla musica moderna e
contemporanea; ha promosso e diretto l’Ensemble di Musica Contemporanea del Conservatorio di Frosinone; ha
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D’Aquila Giovanni (english)
diretto il complesso “Musica d’Oggi” di Roma. Ha fondato e tuttora dirige il coro da camera “D. Paris”. Di particolare
rilievo l’impegno per Licinio Refice con l’istituzione del Premio Internazionale Refice a Patrica, città natale del
compositore (3 edizioni) e con il ritrovamento dello Stabat mater, l’allestimento e l’incisione in CD (Ares- Pd) dello
stesso. Tiene corsi e seminari di composizione in varie città italiane. Sue composizioni sono state eseguite in Italia e
all’estero da importanti interpreti. Di rilievo le esecuzioni di Icone, per orchestra sinfonica, a cura dell’orchestra della
RTV Slovena di Lubiana e dell’orchestra sinfonica di Cali in Colombia; Eclat per soprano e orch. eseguito a Roma
(Teatro Valle) e Amelia (Teatro Sociale) dall’ orchestra di Roma e del Lazio; Agnus Dei (soprano e archi) AvignoneFrancia; 2° Concerto per archi- Slovacchia; Concerto per oboe ed archi- Assisi e S. Giovanni Rotondo; Il blu cobalto
del cielo a Torino - Teatro Regio, Bergamo, Assisi e Colorado Springs; Notti senza cometa all’Università di Bologna e
ad Arezzo; Aspetta un minuto presso il Conservatorio Centrale di Pechino, Catania e Strasburgo ( è stato diffuso dalla
Radio Olandese); Veni creator spiritus a Clisson in Francia. Ha realizzato una fiaba musicale per bambini. E’ autore di
86 lavori per vari organici. Pubblica con Rugginenti - Milano, Berben - Ancona, Edipan - Roma, Mnemes - Palermo,
Teorema di Bologna e alcune sue composizioni sono incise su CD. Ha curato le elaborazioni per soprano e quintetto
d’archi andate in onda su RAI Due in mondovisione da Betlemme in occasione del Natale 2001. Ha composto un
melologo su una fiaba di Gianni Rodari ( per voce narrante e sette strumenti) rappresentato nel Festival di Ortona e
presso il Teatro degli Illuminati di Città di Castello e al Teatro di Fiuggi con la voce di Davide Riondino. Nel 2003-2004
ha riscosso grande consenso Il poema del mare per 2 attori e pianoforte a 4 mani. Ha composto le musiche di scena
per la commedia di Marivaux Il gioco dell’amore e dell’azzardo-Teatro Comunale di Fiuggi e Politecnico di Roma.
Invitato come compositore nel 2002 dal Dipartimento Musica dell’Università della Florida di Miami, ha presentato “Il
blu cobalto del cielo” e altri suoi lavori. Nel 2002 ha tenuto le lezioni di Analisi musicale per il Corso di formazione di
Professori d’orchestra realizzato dall’ Arts Academy di Roma e promosso dalla Comunità Europea. Ha, inoltre, curato
le orchestrazioni per il Concerto di Capodanno del Quirinale 31 Dicembre 2002 in onda su RAI Uno. Dal Novembre
2007 il M° D'Antò è Direttore del Conservatorio di Musica “Licinio Refice” di Frosinone.
D’Aquila Giovanni (english)
D'Aquila, Giovanni (b. 1966, Grotte). Italian composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, piano, and
electroacoustic works that have been performed throughout Europe and elsewhere; he is also active as a pianist. Mr.
D'Aquila studied piano privately with Vincenzo Mannino and earned a diploma at the Conservatorio V. Bellini in
Palermo in 1989, where he later studied composition with Marco Betta and Alberto Giraldi and graduated in 1998. He
also studied piano privately with Constance Channon-Douglass in Rome and with Ennio Pastorino in Reggio Emilia in
the 1980s.
His music has been performed in Italy, San Marino, Switzerland, and the USA.
He is also active in other positions. He served as the assistant to the artistic director and musical assistant of the
orchestra of the Fondazione Teatro Massimo in Palermo from 2000-02.
He taught composition at the Conservatorio A. Corelli in Messina in 1999-2000.
Mnemes and Sonzogno publish most of his music.
Web: (2010)
Dadi Marcel (français)
Né en 1951 en Tunisie. Autodidatte. Disciple de Chet Atkins, Travis et Watson en guitare folk dont il fut le pionnier en
France et pour laquelle il réinventa et vulgarisa la notation en tablature. Sa très populaire ‘méthode” a fait des
adeptes par dizaines de milliers. Une dizaine d’enregistrements.
Dall'Ongaro Michele (italiano)
Compositore e direttore d'orchestra, nato a Roma nel 1957. Ha studiato con A.Clementi e F.Ferrara. Il suo stile si
avvicina alle ricerche dI L.Nono e L.Berio, con impego diffuso dell'elettronica.
Dalla Vecchia Wolfango (italiano)
Compositore e organista italiano nato a Roma. Laureato in Filosofia, ha studiato organo con F.Germani e composizione
con G.Petrassi. Interprete ed autore di musica per organo, si è interessato anche alla musica elettronica e computer
Dallinger Fridolin (italiano)
Compositore e pianista, nato a Eferding nel 1933. Ha studiato al Linz Music School con R.Schollum ed H.Eder, ed
inoltre si è perfezionato a Vienna e Salzburg. Ha lavorato come critico musicale e pianista accompagnatore.
Damase Jean-Michel (italiano)
Compositore, pianista e direttore d'orchestra francese nato a Bordeaux nel 1928. Allievo di H.Busser, la sua musica è
affine alla scuola francese di inizio novecento.
Damiani Giovanni (italiano)
Nato a Palermo nel 1966, ha iniziato gli studi musicali a undici anni. Alcuni docenti dell'Istituto della Storia della
Musica dell'Università della sua città furono tra i primi a incoraggiarlo dopo aver ascoltati i suoi primi lavori; seguì un
breve periodo di studio della composizione in Conservatorio con E. Sollima e poi a Roma con Aldo Clementi, e un
continuato periodico dedicarsi alla pratica compositiva, intervallato da momenti di riflessione e sperimentazione di
vario tipo.
Fondamentali anche i corsi e i contatti con Luigi Nono, Sylvano Bussotti, Heinz-Klaus Metzger, Federico Incardona,
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Dams Norbert (english)
Camillo Togni, Helmut Lachenmann. Nel '90 Francesco Pennisi lo propone in un concerto a lui dedicato nell'ambito del
Festival di Nuova Consonanza.
Vincitore di borsa di studio in Polonia nel 1993-'94, collabora con il centro di Informatica Musicale del CNUCE di Pisa.
Diplomato in pianoforte è laureato in Lettere moderne con una tesi sull'elaborazione motivica nel pensiero musicale
viennese, con riscontri nella musica dai Greci fino alla modernità. Attualmente è titolare della cattedra di Lettura della
Partitura al Conservatorio di Palermo.
Sue opere sono eseguite in Italia, a Darmstadt, Varsavia, New York, Buenos Aires, ecc., da interpreti quali Fabbriciani,
Damerini, Scotese, Mondelci, Lanzillotta, Neri.
Web: (2006)
Dams Norbert (english)
Dams has performed in many European countries, either as a soloist, or in different chamber music projects. Since
more than 20 years he is working with the guitar duo DE ZWEI GITARREN together with Tilman Purrucker.
Danceanu Liviu (english)
Liviu Danceanu – born in 1954, in Roman, Danceanu graduated the National University of Music in Bucharest in 1980,
where he studied composition with Stefan Niculescu. He has a master degree at the same University, studying as well
at the International Seminary of Composition in Kasimiersz-Dolny (Poland, 1984) with Xenakis, Kotonsky and Paul
Petterson. He is the founder and artistic director of Archaeus, one of the most prestigious and world-known Romanian
contemporary music ensembles. He was twice the artistic director of the International Music Week in Bucharest, as
well as the director of festivals such as Archaeus (Bucharest) or The Contemporary Music Days (Bacau). He has an
intense international activity as a composer, being played and invited at festivals all over the world, as well as a
teaching career at the National University of Music in Bucharest (since 1990). He has won numerous awards, such
as Studium de Toulouse (France, 1986), the George Enescu Romanian Academy Prize (1989) or Antidogma
musica (Torino, 1994). Danceanu has written so far over 90 works in almost all genres.
Daniel-Lesur (italiano)
(Daniel Jean Yves Lesur). Compositore ed organista nato a Parigi nel 1908. Organista in numerose chiese, è uno dei
fondatori del gruppo di orientamento spiritualista 'Jeune France'. La sua opera è di derivazione impressionistica.
Darias Javier (español)
Javier Darias. Oriundo de La Gomera (Archipiélago Canario), nace en Terra de Lorna (1946) enla Mariola
Nordoriental (País Valenciá). Compositor, discípulo de Patricio Galindo en Valencia y de Juan Hidalgo en Madrid, y
Químico especializado en cerámica en el Departamento de Silicatos de la Facultad de Ciencias de Valencia. Sus
composiciones orquestales y camerísticas están recogidas en nueve discos monográficos (cuatro LPs y cinco CDs), y
sus sinfonías han sido publicadas por la Ed. EMEC (Madrid), y grabadas por las orquestas Sinfónica de Tenerife,
Galicia, RTVE y Royal Philharmonic Orchestra de Londres. Dirige desde su fundación en el año 1989, la Escuela y el
Colectivo de Compositores de la ECCA, y de 1996 a 2000, en Sevilla, el Aula de Composición “Manuel de Falla” de la
Orquesta Joven de Andalucía. Desde 1988 ha colaborado en la creación de las orquestas Sinfónica de Asturias con
Edmond Colomer, Real Filarmonía de Santiago con Helmuth Riling, Orquestra del Palau de les Arts de Valencia con
Lorin Maazel y las Sinfónicas de Tenerife y Galicia con Víctor Pablo, con quien prosigue además en la actualidad su
labor como asesor para audiciones, y de 2008-2010 con Eiji Oue en la Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de
Es Académico Numerario de la M. I. Academia de la Música Valenciana, y Académico Correspondiente de la Reial
Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi.
Sus investigaciones escalísticas, armónicas y formales están recogidas en su tratado Lêpsis (vol.I, 2006), y las
relativas tanto al terreno acústico como al teórico y pedagógico, han sido publicadas en diversos trabajos, entre los
que destaca su libro Una Carta a David Tudor (1992), y el libro teórico-biografico de Josep Ruvira: Javier Darias, Obra
de Composición e Investigación Musical (1990).
Web: (2013)
Davalle Louis (français)
Louis DAVALLE est né le 21 janvier 1904 à Morsiglia, petit village accroché à une pente du Cap Corse. Il a 13 ans
lorsque ses parents s’installent à Marseille avec leurs 9 enfants. Le jeune Louis exerce des petits boulots, navigue
pendant un an avant de se retrouver à 18 ans sur les docks du port autonome de Marseille.
Son premier contact avec la guitare a lieu en 1929: il a 25 ans lorsqu’il écoute pour la première fois un disque
d’Andrès SEGOVIA. C’est un véritable coup de foudre. Il acquiert un vieil instrument à cordes en acier et, après avoir
reçu quelques conseils d’un ami et découvrant ses bonnes dispositions pour la guitare, commence son apprentissage
en autodidacte. Il ne tarde pas à mettre au point une technique de pincement des cordes combinant la pulpe des
doigts et les ongles. Il obtient rapidement un jeu à la fois puissant et riche en timbres malgré la piètre qualité de ses
premières guitares.
Mais le travail sur les docks lui blesse les mains. Il quitte donc son emploi de docker pour s’essayer dans la
représentation commerciale avec l’idée d’exercer ce nouveau métier le matin et de travailler la guitare le reste du
temps. Dès lors, les progrès sont fulgurants. Trois ans plus tard, il donne son premier concert. Il fréquente
régulièrement à cette époque l’atelier du Maître luthier marseillais Arthuro CARBONELL-TORRES. Il y rencontre
M.VELISSARIDES, fervent guitariste amateur avec lequel il fonde le cercle Napoléon COSTE.
Il donne jusqu’en 1939, des concerts gratuits et participe à des émissions de l’ORTF, résolument déterminé à faire
partager sa passion et à promouvoir cet instrument beaucoup trop méconnu.
Rendu à la vie civile en 1940, il décide de se consacrer exclusivement à l’enseignement, abandonnant l’idée de faire
une carrière de concertiste: «La guitare n’intéressait guère le public à l’époque et il m’aurait fallu également disposer
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de plus temps pour travailler mon instrument».
Il épouse en 1941 Renée BERTINIER, une talentueuse pianiste, de 9 ans sa cadette. Le couple s’installe dans le
quartier Vauban à Marseille, d’abord au 40 de la rue de la Guadeloupe, puis au 42, conservant ainsi la perspective sur
la basilique très proche de la Garde. Daniel naît en 1943, puis Josette, deux années plus tard. Cette famille
heureuse demeurera toujours profondément unie.
Ses élèves sont maintenant nombreux. Il apprend à lire la musique à l’envers pour être face à eux. Il recherche
inlassablement les meilleurs doigtés alliant à un jeu rationnel la richesse des sonorités. Il met au point des séries
d’exercices pour vaincre une difficulté particulière, obtenir un trémolo puissant et bien «rond», un arpège bien
équilibré. Il réalise également de nombreuses transcriptions et arrangements souvent destinés à motiver et à
procurer un réel plaisir de jouer, notamment chez ses plus jeunes élèves.
Il pousse les plus doués à concourir, à passer des diplômes officiels, à suivre l’enseignement d’autres professeurs. Il
présente ses deux meilleurs élèves, Charles BALDUZZI et René BARTOLI, au premier concours national de guitare
classique animé par PRESTI, LAGOYA et VIDAL. Ils sont les seuls à être primés.
Il décline l’offre de création de la première classe de guitare du conservatoire de Marseille mais persuade René
BARTOLI de postuler pour ce poste. BARTOLI en devient titulaire peu de temps après.
Marie-Thérèse GHIRARDI décroche son premier prix en Espagne; Jean-Bruno DAUTANER après avoir travaillé avec
PONCE obtient le diplôme supérieur de concertiste; François TOMASI, médaille d’or du conservatoire, fonde
l’Académie de guitare de Marseille; le Maître luthier marseillais Joël LAPLANE, successeur de CARBONELL, obtient une
licence de concert…Claude GALLENCA, Catherine FINIDORI, Jean-François REILLE, Jean-Marc DERMESROPIAN, Pierre
TOUATI, Roland FERRANDI, Patrick JOURDAIN … embrasseront à leur tour une carrière artistique.
Ce fondateur de l’école marseillaise de guitare classique, cet homme infatigable, affable, généreux dont
l’enseignement rigoureux et exigeant était toujours agrémenté d’un léger sourire ou d’une parole encourageante,
meurt à l’âge de 88 ans d’un infarctus du myocarde, le 22 décembre 1992, ayant réussi son ambition de donner à son
instrument toutes ses lettres de noblesses.
Davidovsky Mario (english)
Mario Davidovsky (b. 1934) is widely recognized for his pioneering work in electroacoustic music. His Synchronisms
are early examples of successful integration of acoustic instruments with electronic sound; Davidovsky received the
Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his Synchronisms No. 6 for piano and tape. Since the 1970's the bulk of Davidovsky's output
has consisted of chamber and orchestral works.
Davidovsky was born in Mendanos, Argentina into a family of 11 children, all of whom were musicians; he studied
violin as a child and began to compose at the age of 13. His formal musical training began with Guillermo Graetzer in
Buenos Aires, with whom he studied theory and composition. In 1958 he was invited by Aaron Copland to study at
the Berkshire Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts; two years later he settled in New York and began a long
association with the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. Davidovsky's teaching posts have included the
University of Michigan, Instituto Torcuato di Tella of Buenos Aires, Manhattan School of Music, Yale University in
Connecticut, City College of the City University of New York, and Columbia University in New York. Since 1993 he has
taught at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Recordings of his music can be found on the Bridge,
Centaur, CRI, Delos, and New World labels.
Davidson Robert (english)
Dr Robert Davidson is a prolific composer, bassist, lecturer and founder and artistic director of Topology, ensemble-inresidence at the Brisbane Powerhouse and a Key Organisation in the Australia Council’s funding structure. Davidson
studied composition with Terry Riley in California before completing a composition PhD at the University of
Queensland, included on the Dean’s list of outstanding PhDs in 2003.
Davidson’s studies with Riley were made possible by a Churchill Fellowship, during which he also consulted many
leading composers in the US and Europe. He previously studied South Indian vocal music in Kerala, India.
Davidson was a bassist in the Australian Opera, Sydney Symphony, and Queensland Symphony orchestras before
commencing his current career as a music lecturer. He has been featured as a bassist in the Darwin International
Guitar Festival, performing chamber works with John Williams, and with the Brodsky Quartet.
Davidson’s compositions are regularly performed, recorded and broadcast around the world. All of Australia’s
professional orchestras and many leading soloists and ensembles have commissioned and performed his works. He
has received many commissions for major works from festivals including the Qld Music Festival, Brisbane Festival,
Sydney Festival, Olympics Arts Festival, Castlemaine Festival and many others. With Topology he has released six CD
albums and a DVD, and has directed numerous collaborations with artists including The Kransky Sisters, Gerry
Connolly, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, Robert Forster, the Southern Cross Soloists, Misinterprotato and others.
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Davies Maxwell Peter (italiano)
Compositore e conduttore britannico nato a Manchester nel 1934. Si è perfezionato co G.Petrassi a Roma. Ha
costituito con H.Birtwistle il gruppo 'Pierrot Players' per la promozione e diffusione di opere d'avanguardia.
Davies Paul (english)
Born in Denver, Colorado, Paul Davies received a Ph.D in music from the University of California at San Diego having
studied with Brian Ferneyhough, Bernard Rands, and Joji Yuasa. His music has received many performances in the
United States, Mexico, and Europe; distinguished ensembles such as the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Nieuwe
Ensemble, Amsterdam, la Camerata de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, the Kiev National Opera Chorus,
Sonor Ensemble, duo runedako, and Ensemble Expose, London, have given world premieres of his works. In 1990 Dr.
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Davies was invited as guest composer and lecturer to the prestigious Darmstadt New Music Festival in Germany. This
invitation was again extended in 1992 and 1994. In 1997, the composer’s Genji’s Visit to Utsusemi for guitar and
ensemble was performed by Ensemble Expose, with the American virtuoso Alan Thomas as soloist, in a BBC
production/broadcast at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, England. This work was also featured in the
Evolution of Our Ear Festival at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Germany, performed by Nieuwe Ensemble
Amsterdam on November 21, 1997. In 1999 the same work was selected for performance at the ISCM World Music
Days in Bucharest, Romania. Davies’ work was featured at the California State University Long Beach Festival of the
Arts in July of 1998 and in June of the same year the composer was interviewed on Cable Access TV in a program
entitled “A Conversation with Paul Davies”.
In July of 2000, the composer’s Padre Nuestro for mixed choir a cappella was awarded an honorable mention at the
Jihlava 2000 Music Festival held in Prague, Czech Republic. The piece received its European premiere at this festival
during the month of July. Its companion piece, Ave Maria, for mixed choir a cappella, was also awarded a prize in the
Honors category of the Carlton Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace as part of the “Waging Peace
Through Singing” music festival held at the University of Oregon in July of 2002.
Dr. Davies, who currently is working on Carlota, an opera in three acts, and who teaches composition, music
appreciation, music theory, and a course on the Beatles at Foothill College in Los Altos, California, was invited to give
a presentation of his works at Stanford University on October 18, 2001, as part of Stanford’s ongoing composition
Recent commissions and performances include Berlin Motives for solo harp, commissioned by the Dutch virtuoso
Ernestine Stoop and released in January of 2005 under the Dutch label Attacca, and the Lennon Variations, for
harpsichord and piano, commissioned by Kate Ryder and Jane Chapman for the “Cutting Edge Series” sponsored and
broadcast by the BBC in London in October of 2006. In 2007, the composer’s Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra and
Ave Maria, for mixed choir a cappella, received Masterworks Prizes awarded by ERMMedia. The Rhapsody was
subsequently recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robert Ian Winstin and with Dmitri Tavanets
as soloist. Ave Maria was recorded by the Kiev Opera Chorus. The CD recordings of both works are scheduled to be
released in the Fall of 2011.
An accomplished concert pianist, Dr. Davies has appeared as soloist with the Foothill Wind Ensemble, the Winchester
Orchestra, and the South Valley Symphony.
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De Biasi Marco (english)
He was born in Vittorio Veneto in 1977. He started stuying guitar at the age of ten under the guidance of Stefano
Viola. He graduated in 1999, at Conservatorio di Fermo (Academy of Music) as a private student. He got the maximun
score. He attended a specialisation course at the Accademia di Interpretazione Chitarristica “F. Tàrrega” in Pordenone
with the teachers Stefano Viola and Paolo Pegoraro. He continued the studying of guitar and attending masterclasses
given by David Russel, Manuel Barrueco, Marco Socias, Zoran Dukic, Alberto Ponce. In 1991 he won the “National
Competition Città di Asti” and in 1997 the “Young Talent Competition of Azzano X”. In 1999 he won the “International
Competition Città di Varenna”. In September 2000 he was forced to retire from giving concerts as a result of a
europhysiological disease called focal dystonia. Fortunately, from 2002 to 2003, he carried out a motor rehabilitation
programme at the Institute of Physiology and Medicine of Art in Barcelona which brougth about his complete
recovery. Now he collaborates with this institute. In 2004 he retook his concertistic activity and the same year he
won the “National Competition Città di Ortona”. In 2005 he won the “International Competition Rospigliosi di Pistoia”,
the “National Castelfidardo Competition” in Ancona and the “National Competition Città di Severo” in Milan. In 2006
he won the “National Competition Città di Parma” and the “International Guitar Competition Kitarika” of Capodistria.
Regularly he has tours in Mexico and he plays in the most important international festivals of Italy as the
International Festival in Friuli Venezia Giulia, the International Festival M. Castelnuovo Tedesco in Treviso and the
International Festival N. Paganini in Parma. He has recorded for the radio of some Mexican states and also for RAI
DUE and some private radios.
In the years of concertistic inactivity he started studying composition under the guidance of Renato Gava. Starting
from Kandinsky's theories and Klee's writings, he has created a phono-chromatic system, based on the relationship
between sound and color, that foresee the association of pictorial and musical elements. At the moment he is working
on the phonographic recording of his composition “EIRES, Theme and variations for three guitars”. His compositions
are played in the most important international guitar festivals obtaining immediately the approval of critics and the
public. (June 2006)
De Biasi Marco (italiano)
Nato a Vittorio Veneto nel 1977, ha cominciato lo studio della chitarra classica all’età di dieci anni sotto la guida del
maestro Stefano Viola. Dopo essersi diplomato nel 1999, al Conservatorio di Fermo, come privatista, con il massimo
dei voti, ha frequentato il corso di alto perfezionamento presso l’Accademia di Interpretazione Chitarristica “F.
Tarrega” di Pordenone con i maestri Stefano Viola e Paolo Pegoraro. Ha continuato i suoi studi seguendo le
mastreclasses di maestri di fama internazionale quali David Russel, Manuel Barrueco, Oscar Ghiglia, Alberto Ponce.
Tra i concorsi nazionali e internazionali a cui ha partecipato ha vinto, nel 1991, il “Concorso Nazionale Città di Asti”,
nel 1997, il “Concorso Giovani Talenti di Azzano X” e, nel 1999, il “Concorso Internazionale Città di Varenna”. Dal
settembre del 2000 è stato costretto al ritiro dall’attività concertistica in seguito alla comparsa di una malattia
neurologica chiamata distonia focale. Fortunatamente, dal 2002 al 2003, ha seguito un programma di riabilitazione
motoria, presso L’Istituto di Medicina e dell’Arte di Barcellona, che lo ha portato alla completa guarigione. Ora
collabora con questo istituto. Nel 2004 riprende così la sua attività concertistica. Nel 2004 vince “Concorso Nazionale
Città di Ortona”, nel 2005 il “Concorso Internazionale Rospigliosi” di Pistoia, il “Concorso Nazionale di Castelfidardo”
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(AN), il “Concorso Nazionale città di Severo” (MI), nel 2006 il “Concorso Nazionale città di Parma” e il “Concrso
Internazionale Kitarika di Capodistria”. Tiene regolarmente tournè in Messico, e suona nei più importanti festival
internazionali in Italia quali il Festival internazionale del Friuli Venezia Giulia, il Festival internazionale M. Castelnuovo
Tedesco (Trevis ), il Festival internazionale N. Paganini (Parma). Ha registrato sia per la radio che per la televisione di
diversi stati messicani, per la RAI e per diverse radio private.
Negli anni di inattività concertistica, ha cominciato a dedicarsi allo studio della composizione, studiando sotto la guida
del maestro Renato Gava. Partendo dalle teorie di Kandinsky e dagli scritti di Klee ha creato un sistema fonocromatico, basato sul rapporto suono/colore, che prevede l’associazione di elementi pittorici ad elementi musicali. Ha
all’attivo una incisione fonografica di una sua composizione “EIRES, Tema e variazioni per tre chitarre” e i suoi brani
sono suonati nei più importanti festival chitarristici internazionali, riscuotendo ovunque il consenso sia della critica che
del pubblico. (Giugno 2006)
De Chiaro Giovanni (english)
Giovanni (John) de Chiaro. American classical guitarist Giovanni de Chiaro made his New York debut in 1976 in a
Carnegie Hall performance which brought a rave notice from the New York Times and launched a career of growing
distinction. He has concertized throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe and has performed for Pope John
Paul II at the Vatican in Rome. He was invited to perform for President Clinton at a special Christmas function at the
White House. His recordings include his arrangements of Christmas carols, Broadway classics, and the complete works
of Scott Joplin. In 1989, Mr. De Chiaro received a commission from NASA to compose an original guitar composition
for the Space Shuttle program.
The editors of the prestigious national journal Musical America named Giovanni de Chiaro as one of the magazine's
“Young Artists of the Year” in 1982. He is a contributing editor to guitar magazines published in both the United
States and abroad. Giovanni has recorded two nationally televised special programs for the PBS network. Both of
these programs received Gold Awards and top honors at several film festivals. His many recordings can be heard
throughout the United States on National Public Radio. De Chiaro is currently the professor of guitar at the University
of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
De Jonghe Marcel (français)
Marcel De Jonghe est né à Bruxelles (Belgique) le 9 mai 1943. Il a fait des études d’instituteur et de régent en
langues germaniques. Parallèlement, il a suivi les cours de solfège, de piano, d’histoire de la musique, de musique de
chambre, d’harmonie et de contrepoint à l’académie d’Anderlecht. Il a obtenu la médaille du gouvernement avec la
plus grande distinction pour le piano et avec grande distinction pour la musique de chambre.
En 1967, il est devenu lauréat du concours “Pro Civitate” du Crédit Communal (maintenant Banque Dexia). Ensuite, il
a obtenu les premiers prix de solfège, d’harmonie, de contrepoint, de fugue et de composition au Conservatoire Royal
de Bruxelles ( section néerlandophone ). Pendant quelque temps il enseigna la musique dans les écoles primaires et le
solfège dans l’enseignement subventionné du soir.
En 1972 il est devenu directeur de l’académie de musique de Dilbeek et un an plus tard il a été nommé professeur
d’harmonie au Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (section néerlandophone).
En 2005 il a pris sa retraite.
Jusqu’à présent, il a composé plus de nonante oeuvres parmi lesquelles un quatuor à cordes, une sinfonnieta, deux
cantates pour choeur à quatre voix et orchestre de chambre, un divertimento et une sérénade pour quatuor de
clarinettes et cordes, un concertino pour orchestre de chambre, 6 introspections pour piano, Obstinatio I pour
orchestre symphonique , A.B.C.-variations pour 2 piano’s et percussion, un concerto pour guitare et cordes, un
concerto pour piano et orchestre d’harmonie, Obstinatio 2 pour orchestre d’harmonie, Mini-caprices / Gentle pieces /
Moods in Transit pour clarinette-choir .
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De La Vega Aurelio (english)
He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of California State University Northridge. His list of compositions (many
published and commercially recorded, almost all commissioned works after 1962) include symphonic pieces, chamber
music, piano, solo instruments with tape, song cycles, cantatas, ballet music, guitar and electronic music. His works
have been performed by major orchestras, ensembles, prominent soloists, and singers in numerous cities of Cuba,
the United States, Europe, Israel, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, México, South Africa, Japan,
Puerto Rico, and India. De la Vega He has lectured extensively in Cuba, the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico,
Venezuela, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Argentina and Chile, primarily on contemporary music and on the art of Latin
His articles and essays have appeared in a myriad of publications from London to Camaguey and from Ottawa to
Bolivia. De la Vega is the recipient of numerous prizes, commissions, awards, and distinctions (having received twice
the Friedheim Award of the Kennedy Center for the performing Arts) as well as honors and decorations from various
governments for his constributions to North American and Latin American music. He is also a well-known essayist on
the pictorial art of Latin America.
De la Vega's intense, virtuosic, lyric-dramatic and highly expressive musical vocabulary has been the vehicle for long
series of works which include all media except opera. The composer has combined pan-tonality, atonality, serial
procedures, open forms and electronic elements with a highly structured musical lexicon often underlined by sharp
and strong rhythmic patterns. While occasionally using Cuban melo-rhythms, his musical language has continued
personal and contemporary. In the words of musicologist George Skapski, “De la Vega's style is characterized by an
angular treatment of the voices, passionate arch forms, vigorous motoric cells and an intense preoccupation with
instrumental color.”
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De Ley Alain (english)
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De Ley Alain (english)
Hewas born in 1961, studied at the High school for music and at the Royal Music Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium.
Later he studied composition with the Belgian composer Alain Craens and he received many very valuable guidelines
from the Ukrainian composer Alexander Shchetynsky. He is the librarian of the Flemish Radio Orchestra and Choir.
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De Palma Ambrogio (italiano)
Chitarrista e direttore d'orchestra italiano nato nel 1963. Ha studiato chitarra al Conservatorio di Adria, e direzione
d'orchestra con F.Ferrara, S.Zannerini e Ljudmil Descev. Esecutore di jazz, musica est-europea e sudamericana.
De Rossi Re Fabrizio (italiano)
Compositore, nato a Roma nel 1960. È autore di una vasta produzione che spazia dalla musica da camera, sinfonica,
elettronica, di teatro musicale e danza.
De Vittorio Roberto (español)
Nació en Buenos Aires el 10 de Octubre de 1939. Estudió violoncello con Roberto Livón. En el año 1969 egresó como
Profesor Superior del Conservatorio de Música de San Martin. Estudió guitarra con Jorge Martinez Zárate. Armonía,
contrapunto, fuga, composición y orquestación con Cayetano Marcolli, Roberto García Morillo y Juan Francisco
Giacobbe y Música concreta en el Instituto Torcuato Di Tella.
Dió recitales en Buenos Aires, en el interior del país y en el extranjero auspiciado por distintas Direcciones de Cultura.
Actuó también en canales televisivos de Buenos Aires, en L.R.A. Radio Nacional y Radio Municipal. En el año 1980
inventó “La guitarra microtonal”, instrumento de 20 cuerdas afinadas por cuartos de tonos, que posibilita la
incorporación de recursos inéditos a la ejecución musical.
Como docente se desempeñó en el Conservatorio Provincial de La Plata, en el Conservatorio Municipal de Tandil y en
el Instituto Superior de Música de Formosa.
Auspiciado por el C.R.A.M. (Centro Ricordi de Asesoramiento Musical) dictó seminarios sobre “Armonía y Composición
aplicada a la Guitarra”.
Actuó en las siguientes orquestas: Orquesta Sinfónica de Cuyo, Orquesta Estable del Teatro Argentino de La Plata,
Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Mar del Plata, Orquesta Sinfónica de Rosario, Orquesta Filarmónica Marchigiana
(Italia) y Orquestre du Grand Théatre de Dijon (Francia).
En composición obtuvo los siguientes premios: 1er. premio Asociación Estímulo Cultural, 1er. premio Asociación
Música de Cámara, 1er. premio y Mención Especial Concurso Barry 30 Aniversario, 1er. premio Asociación Docentes
de Música.
Falleció el 12 de Octubre de 2004.
De Vos Malan Jacques (english)
Born 3rd December 1953 in New York to South African parents, Dr. Jacques de Vos Malan was educated at schools in
England, Portugal and South Africa. He graduated as Bachelor of Music (Composition) at the University of Cape Town
(1976), winning the Van Huylsteyn Scholarship, the Universal Edition Prize for composition and the Composition Class
Medal, three years in succession. He pursued post-graduate work in London, studying composition with Nicola LeFanu
(and informally with David Lumsdaine) and reading musicology with Arnold Whitall and palaeography with Pierluigi
Petrobelli. He graduated as Master of Music (Composition) at King's College, University of London (1979) and returned
to South Africa to complete the degree of Doctor of Music at the University of Pretoria (1983) under Stefans Grové.
On several occasions, he studied informally and collaborated with Morton Feldman. De Vos Malan worked as a radio
and television music producer for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and subsequently as an
independent arts documentary filmmaker. He has lectured in ethnomusicology at the University of the Witwatersrand
and in composition and twentieth-century aesthetics at the University of Cape Town. His career as an arts
administrator has included the roles of Manager of the National Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg; Executive
Director of the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra; Music Director of the Musica Reservata chamber orchestra; and
founder of Fine Music Radio, Cape Town. De Vos Malan migrated to Melbourne in 2000, where he is currently
responsible for the major festivals portfolio at Arts Victoria. De Vos Malan's works are published by Musications (Cape
Town) and Seesaw Music (New York). Several works have been commissioned by the SABC and Adcock-Ingram Ltd,
while numerous works have been performed, recorded and broadcast in Belgium, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland,
the UK and the USA and - most recently - at the Banff Festival 2003 in Canada. De Vos Malan's work is substantially
influenced by the music of John Cage and Morton Feldman, the theoretical writings of Umberto Eco and the
composer's own studies of Japanese aesthetics. For the past decade, he has written almost exclusively for small
chamber groups and has conducted numerous performances of his own and other living composers' music. De Vos
Malan's works are typically quiet and sparse and often include a narrator, dealing with abstract questions of
signification, meaning and memory, using multi-lingual, loosely autobiographical texts.
Debussy Claude (italiano)
Achille-Claude Debussy nasce a Saint-Cermain-en-Laye, presso Parigi, nel 1862. A dieci anni entra al conservatorio.
Nel1 880 ottiene il primo premio nella classe di accompagnamento pianistico. Lo stesso anno conosce Nadezda von
Meck, la celebre mecenate di Cajkovskij, che gli fa conoscere la letteratura musicale russa. Dal 1885 al 1887 vive a
Roma; tornato a Parigi, frequenta i famosi martedì di Mallarmé, incontrandovi Louÿs, Renier, Laforgue, Verlaine e un
piccolo gruppo di pittori. Il Prelude à l’uprès-midi d’un faune (1894) lo impone all'attenzione del pubblico
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Decorti Claudio (english)
internazionale. Nel 1899 sposa Rosalie Texier; nel 1904 rompe il matrimonio per unirsi con Emma Bardac. Un anno
dopo nasce Claude-Emma, che sarà affettuosamente chiamata Chouchou. Stabilitosi al Bois de Boulogne, Debussy
vive alcuni anni di perfetta serenità; la sua produzione si arricchisce di titoli importanti: Iberia (1908), Images (due
serie: 1905 e 1907), Préludes (due libri: 1910 e 1913). Le difficoltà finanziarie e un tumore maligno affliggono gli
ultimi anni della sua vita; lo scoppio della Prima guerra mondiale lo turba profondamente. Muore a Parigi il 25 marzo
Il suo linguaggio musicale fu definito 'impressionistico', ad indicare le sonorità e gli accostamenti timbrici adottati. La
sua estetica è stata in seguito adottata da generazioni di compositori.
Decorti Claudio (english)
Claudio Decorti was born in Trieste (Italy) in 1936. He comes from a musical family, his father played piano, mandolin
(classical) and horn, his mother was an opera singer and his sister plays piano and organ. His wife, Corinne, used to
be a theatre and cabaret singer.
After hearing Segovia on the radio, Claudio was captivated by the sound of the guitar and began studies when he was
14 years old with Bruno Tonazzi, a former student of Segovia. In 1960, Claudio went to London to live for two years
to 'practise his English' and visited the Spanish Guitar Centre where Len Williams asked him to play for him. After this
'hearing' Len suggested that Claudio take lessons with a student of his son, John Williams who was himself busy
preparing for various concert engagements.
Although never having taken formal compositional theory lessons Claudio Decorti writes passionately 'from the heart'.
He says “I have always composed but never wrote anything down until one day in 1997 when I decided to finally
commit my pieces to paper”. He then took his works to an old friend of his, Mauro Storti, a very good concert artiste
who had studied with Segovia and Diaz and had published many didactic methods. Storti eventually revised Decorti's
pieces and introduced him to an Italian Publisher (ECO).
Some of Claudio Decorti's compositions have been played in Canada, Italy and England (where Steve Marsh gave the
first performance of his work 'TALE' in 2001).
Decoust Michel (français)
Né le 19 Novembre 1936 à Paris. Né dans une famille de musiciens, il commence le piano à l'âge de 3 ans. Il
témoigne de dons qui semblent le destiner tout naturellement à une carrière de pianiste. A 15 ans, en rupture avec ce
qui a été son environnement quotidien jusque-là, il se passionne tour à tour pour l'architecture et la mise en scène de
En 1956, il retourne à la musique, pour suivre jusqu'en 1965 au CNSM un cursus classique : harmonie, contrepoint,
fugue, composition, analyse et direction d'orchestre avec des maîtres tels que O. Messiaen, D. Milhaud ou L.
En 1964-65, le désir de découvrir un autre univers musical le conduit à Cologne où il suit les cours de K. Stockhausen
H. Pousseur et à Bâle les cours de direction d'orchestre de P. Boulez. Il ne s'agit pas là d'une volonté de rompre avec
ses études au CNSM, mais plutôt d'un complément de formation par des rencontres et des contacts musicaux avec
des personalités en pleine effervescence créatrice.
En 1967, Michel Decoust écrit Polymorphie pour un grand orchestre.Sa création au Festival de Royan par l'Orchestre
National de France sous la Direction de M. Le Roux laisse dans les mémoires le souvenir d'un parfait scandale.
Michel Deoust va alors explorer à peu près tous les chemins de la musique des années 1967-73.
De 1972 à 1983, il se consacre à la direction d'orchestre : il dirigera de très nombreuses créations sans négliger pour
autant le répertoire, tant symphonique que lyrique.
Dans les années 76-82, son écriture évolue dans le sens d'un resserrement. En 83, la Sinfonietta pour 10 instruments
marque un tournant majeur dans sa vie de musicien: l'exigence de l'écriture s'impose à lui et lui paraît incompatible
avec la direction d'orchestre. Mener ces deux carrières simultanément représente à ses yeux une sorte de distorsion.
Pour lui, la direction d'orchestre est essentiellement extravertie et demande une rapidité de conception en quelque
sorte réductrice. Son besoin d'intériorité et de secret ne peut s'en satisfaire. Il abandonne la direction pour se
consacrer à la composition.
Il est depuis 1981 sous contrat avec la maison d'Edition SALABERT.
Vont naître alors des oeuvres majeures tels que: Sonnet (85); De la gravitation suspendue des memoires (86);
Hommage à Maurice Ravel (87); Je, qui d'autre, conte lyrique (87); 12 mélodies sur des poèmes japonais (89);
Dodici voci ainsi que Ligne (92).
Toute cette période marque un retour vers une conception plus classique de l'écriture: Le Concerto pour violon (1990)
- Cent phrases pour éventail (poème de Paul Claudel) 1995, A jamais d'ombre (97); Les mains déliées (98)
représentent l'aboutissement de son engagement.Par ailleurs, Michel Decoust s'est toujours investi dans la gestion de
la musique. Sa vie est ponctuée de nombreuses responsabilités administratives et artistiques: ainsi en 67, il participe
à la fondation de l'orchestre des Pays de Loire (OPPL), il créé en 1972 le Conservatoire de Pantin dont il sera directeur
jusqu'en 1976, on le retrouve ensuite directeur du dépatement pédagogique de l'I.R.C.A.M avant de rejoindre le
ministère de la culture en 1979 (inspecteur général). Il en est détaché de 91 à 94 auprès du District de Montpelier en
qualité de Directeur Général de l'enseignement spécialisé de la musique, de la danse et de l'art dramatique. Il a
rejoint la Direction de la Musique de la Danse du Theatre et des spectacles en juillet 1994 pour remprendre sa
fonction d'Inspecteur Général de la création et des enseignements artistiques où il a la responsabilité de
l'enseignement supérieur.
Degenhardt Annette (english)
(German, b. Mainz, 1965)
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Degni Vincenzo (english)
She is a guitarist and composer. She studied at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Frankfort on Main from 1985 to 1990
and now has several CD's of her own guitar compositions to her credit.
Degni Vincenzo (english)
Vincenzo Degni was a self taught guitarist who was born in Canosa (Bari), but he soon moved to North Italy. He
developed an intense organization activity in Milan, where he found the Associazione with the International
Competition “The Conquire of the Classical Guitar” held in “SIM” of Milan, since the '80. Among his wide repertory of
short pieces and studies, pieces of occasion, can be remembered his Serenata all'antica (Bèrben) and a Fandanguillo
(Curci), suitable mostly as guitar children's games.
Degni Vincenzo (italiano)
Vincenzo Degni fu un chitarrista autodidatta: nacque a Canosa (Bari), ma presto si trasferì in nord Italia. A Milano
sviluppò un'intensa attività organizzativa fondando un'Associazione con associato un periodico ed un concorso
internazionale “La conquista della chitarra classica” tenuto per molti anni alla mostra del “SIM” (Salone Internazionale
Musica) di Milano, dagli Anni Ottanta. Nel suo vasto repertorio di studi e pezzi d'occasione, meritano di essere
ricordati, oltre al suo metodo in più volumi, la Serenata all'antica (Bèrben) e un Fandanguillo (Curci), adatti
principalmente come repertorio didattico e ricreativo.
Del Puerto David (english)
Born in 1964 in Madrid, musically trained in the guitar, disciple of Francisco Guerrero and Luis de Pablo in his native
city, David del Puerto emerged very early as one of the most talented composers of his generation. At just 20 his
name was on the bill at the Almeida Festival in London and shortly afterwards he was commissioned by Pierre Boulez
to write a new work for the Ensemble InterContemporain. Since then, his music has been present at the most
important concert festivals and seasons in Europa, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, USA, Canada and Latin America,
where it has been performed by ensembles such as the London Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Nieuw
Ensemble, Wisconsin University Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique du Rhin-Mulhouse, ONE (Spanish
National Orchestra), Spanish Radio Television Orchestra, JONDE (Spanish National Youth Orchestra), ORCAM, Real
Filharmonía de Galicia, OSPA, Plural Ensemble, Grup Instrumental de Valencia, Taller Sonoro, Cuarteto Casals... His
works have been performed by soloists the likes of Ernest Rombout, Ananda Sukarlan, Miquel Bernat, Ángel Luis
Castaño, Manuel
Guillén, Evelyn Glennie and Sarah Leonard, and conducted by the likes of Ed Spanjaard, Sakari Oramo, Diego Masson,
Luca Pfaff, José Ramón Encinar, Josep Pons, Pedro Halffter, Fabián Panisello, Tapio Tuomela, Pablo González
Bernardo, Pablo Heras, Dmitri Loos, etc.
He has also been intensely active in teaching as guest professor at Universities, Conservatories and courses in Europe
and the USA. He is currently professor of Analysis at the Escuela Reina Sofía in Madrid. In 1993, he won the Premio
Gaudeamus with his “Concierto for oboe and chamber ensemble”, and in the same year received the prize El ojo
crítico from Radio Nacional de España. In 2005, he was awarded the Premio Nacional de Música for composition.
The musical life of David del Puerto has been marked by a serene but fierce search for himself, without reservations
or concessions, which has meant he has forged one of the most original and personal career paths of the current
panorama: His art, vital, complex, deep, always bathed in its author’s personality, feeds on numerous influences from
different eras and places on the planet, influences that, in the hands of the composer naturally become a part of his
personal heritage, which he uses to configure an unequalled musical language. David del Puerto is a founder member
of Música Presente.
Del Vescovo Ganesh (italiano)
Ganesh Del Vescovo, oggi considerato un 'virtuoso' della chitarra, ha iniziato gli studi di chitarra come autodidatta. Un
fortunato incontro con Alvaro Company (allievo di Andres Segovia) lo ha portato a frequentare i suoi corsi presso il
Conservatorio 'Luigi Cherubini' di Firenze, dove ha conseguito il diploma con il massimo dei voti, la lode e la menzione
speciale 'per la straordinaria capacita' di caratterizzare gli stati d'animo delle opere eseguite'. Ha potuto allargare le
sue esperienze musicali partecipando come effettivo alle Master Classes di chitarra tenute da Oscar Ghiglia, Eliot Fisk,
Pepe Romero e Edoardo Fernandez presso gli 'Amici della musica' di Firenze, ricevendo, per la piena maturita'
artistica, stima e riconoscimento. Pepe Romero lo ha definito un 'magnifico chitarrista e musicista'. Ha inoltre vinto il
premio 'Boris Christoff' e 'Federico Del Vecchio'. I suoi studi lo hanno portato ad affrontare il repertorio chitarristico,
esplorando i vari periodi: rinascimentale, barocco, classico, romantico, moderno e contemporaneo; ma il suo interesse
per la musica, che non si e' limitato al solo repertorio originale per chitarra, lo ha portato a sviluppare una tecnica di
trascrizione di opere scritte per altri strumenti. In tal senso il suo repertorio annovera anche molte sue trascrizioni di
autori quali Bach, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Mozart, Schubert, Debussy. Nel gennaio 2006 il chitarrista Kazuhito
Yamashita ha eseguito in concerto a Tokyo la sua trascrizione dei 'Sei Momenti musicali' di Schubert pubblicati da
Gendai Guitar. La sua attivita' di compositore prende le mosse fin dagli esordi e si sviluppa di pari passo con lo studio
dello strumento, muovendosi fra la sperimentazione di tecniche nuove sulla chitarra e la ricerca di una forma
personale stimolata anche dall'incontro con la musica classica indiana. Piu' che rifarsi a forme strettamente
tradizionali, si ispira liberamente all'esperienza estetica e alla forza espressiva . Suona anche il sarod, antico
strumento indiano. Questa ricerca musicale compositiva che si sviluppa intorno a sonorita' che portano specificamente
a particolari stati d'animo, ha portato alla necessità di modificare la chitarra classica. Sono nati così due nuovi
strumenti: la chitarra 'chikari', con l'aggiunta di un cavalletto mobile e di due sottili corde di metallo con la funzione di
bordone 'flessibile'; e la 'sarod guitar' o 'chitarra sarod', un'unione fra la chitarra classica e il sarod, dove al manico
classico e' stato aggiunto mezzo manico in metallo, privo di tasti. Questo permette grande agilità nell'uso libero del
glissato e un effetto sonoro suggestivo non temperato. Per la casa editrice Sinfonica Nuova Carisch per solo chitarra
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Delaistier Maurice (français)
ha pubblicato Studi con un cd interpretato dall'autore; Dodici Studi di transizione con cd interpretato dall'autore; Tre
Studi giovanili; Tre Reminisenze per chitarra; Jasidih Express; Sandhya; e per chitarra e flauto Three Dhuns. Sempre
per la casa editrice Sinfonica Nuova Carisch ha inciso un cd di musiche proprie. Il chitarrista Andrea Vettoretti ha
inciso, per le edizioni Phoenix, Tre Reminiscenze e Sei studi di transizione. Le Tre Reminiscenze figurano anche nel
repertorio concertistico di Kazuhito Yamashita, il quale ha eseguito nel settembre 2005 a Nagasaki in prima assoluto il
pezzo a lui dedicato Suite 'alla montagna'. La sua attivita' di concertista come solista lo ha portato ad esibirsi in
importanti societa' in Italia e all'estero, suonando come solista e, in vari gruppi concertistici, brani di CastelnuovoTedesco, Boccherini, Paganini, Prosperi, Benvenuti, Bussotti. Da segnalare l'esecuzione in prima assoluta di Ballade di
Alvaro Company a lui dedicata e ancora dello stesso autore di Notturno, Il Concerto catalano e Quattro Pezzi in
memoria, nonche' di Circo Minore di Sylvano Bussotti. Il poeta Mario Luzi ha scritto di lui: 'Ho ascoltato piu' volte, a
distanza di anni, Del Vescovo e mi e' sembrato sempre di entrare nella sfera di emozione e di suggestione di un bel
talento musicale. Una sfera particolare e tuttavia comunicativa e in certi momenti irradiante'.
Delaistier Maurice (français)
Né le 23.11.1951 à Paris. A étudié la guitare, le violon et l’écriture (avec A. KREMSKI). Compositions: “Litanies” pour
14 guitares (1973), “Rite” pour baryton, choeur mixte et ensemble instrumental, “Eden” pour orchestre, sextuor à
cordes etc.
Delanoff Robert (english)
Robert Delanoff was born in 1942 in Troppau. After studies at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich (19611968), he was a a member of the Munich Symphony Orchestra (1970 to 1994). Strong compositional influences were
his studies with Wolfgang Rebner and Prof. Rochus Gebhardt. He taught from 1974 to 1979 at the Istanbul State
Conservatory. He has written numerous works, including two concertos and much chamber music. In 1991 his
“Munich Concerto” for 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, horn and tuba (24 min.) was premiered. His music is frequently
played in Germany and abroad. He won first prize in the Berlin First International Composition Contest in 1989 and
also received the Sudeten-German Cultural Prix (Munich, 1990).
Delas José Luis de (english)
José Luis de Delás was born in 1928 in Barcelona. He studied music (violin and theory) there and continued his
studies later in composition and conducting at the conservatory in Munich, also studying with Hermann von
Waltershausen. In 1954 he returned to Spain and up until 1957 conducted concerts introducing the Spanish audience
to the music of Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio etc. In 1957 he left Spain for political reasons. Since
1960 he has been living as a composer in Cologne. From 1968 till 1970 he worked at the studio for electronic music
at the Rijksuniversiteit in Utrecht, Netherlands. Since 1993 he has been Lecturer for composition and analysis at the
music faculty of the university of Alcalá de Henares near Madrid. In 1995 he was awarded the Spanish national prize
for composition.
Delerue Georges (english)
Born in 1925 in the small town of Roubaix, France, Delerue began to play the clarinet in a local fanfare in his few
spare time. Despite having to leave school and work in a factory very early to bring in some money at home, he
managed to take formal music lessons which gained him a professional status. The piano became quickly his favorite
instrument. Fate did the rest. When an accident caused him a spinal deformity, the youngster decided to concentrate
all his energies on music.
After a long convalescence, Delerue worked hard to catch up lost time and gain as much personal culture as he could.
He had the opportunity to study under the direction of the clever Darius Milhaud who encouraged him to widen his
musical horizons. There were other avenues for him besides the concert hall, just as creative and more in demand.
Milhaud made his student realize that he was gifted for incidental composition.
Excellent pianist and orchestrator, Delerue became the conductor of the prestigious French state television. He had
already written the music for many stage plays (especially with the notorious Jean Vilar), Sons et lumières shows and
short feature films when the New Wave asserted itself in France in the late fifties. Ambitious young intellectual
directors like Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Jacques Demy and Claude Chabrol were seeking new talents for
their cinematographic output. They would choose to work with Georges Delerue, Maurice Jarre, Michel Legrand and
Pierre Jansen instead of the veterans named Georges Auric, Maurice Thiriet, Georges Van Parys and all the other good
old-timers associated with the artistic Establishment.
During his 42 year career the man put his talents to the service of nearly 200 feature movies, 125 short ones, 70 TV
films and 35 TV serials with a constant humility. According to many testimonies he would do and redo some cues to
fit the new editing of a sequence without any protestation.He insisted to be allowed to orchestrate and conduct
himself in order to polish every detail. Constraints inherent with scoring movies in short delays seemed to stimulate
rather than discourage him. This can hardly be understood by many people, especially amateurs of the classical
repertoire who believe a composer can only give his best when he writes a concert piece in a complete freedom. As
for some other giants in this field, stories in pictures proved to be a powerful motor of inspiration for Georges Delerue
and necessity always remained the mother of invention.
When a heart attack struck him in 1992 at the age of 67, just after the recording of the last cue for the soundtrack to
a drama significantly titled Rich in Love, the world of film music lost one of its best romantic composers and one of
the most distinguished representatives of the French New Wave. Georges Delerue was extraordinarily gifted for
melody and at creating surrounding overtones which encapsulated the spirit of the movies for which he collaborated,
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Delerue Georges (italiano)
enhancing them often beyond the expectations of their directors. Everyone liked to work with him because of his keen
intelligence, sensibility and true kindness.
Delerue Georges (italiano)
Compositore e direttore d'orchestra francese nato a Roubaix. Allievo di D.Milhaud, si è dedicato in particolare alla
musica da film, collaborando con i registi più famosi del '900.
Delfino Enrique (english)
Enrique Delfino (1895-1967) was a remarkable pianist, composer, conductor and comedian. He composed more than
two hundred tangos for films and plays. He made tours of several countries in Europe and America, appearing as an
eccentric performer and comedian. In 1914, he was contracted by the Victor label to record piano solos and in 1920
to record in the United States, joining the prestigious Orquesta Tipica Select along with Osvaldo Fresedo and Tito
Rocatagliatta. He is considered the initiator of the tango romanza and one of the great composers of the tango
canción. He shares with other musicians like Juan Carlos Cobian, Julio and Francisco De Caro and Osvaldo Fresedo, a
creative line of evolving tendencies that would gradually separate from the stylistic characteristics of the tango criollo
and give birth to the movement that would be known as the Guardia Nueva.
(Analía Rego, Introduction “More Tangos Milongas Habaneras”, Editions Orphée, 2005)
Dellacasa Giancarlo (italiano)
Giancarlo Dellacasa è nato a Genova. Dopo essersi diplomato sotto la guida di Eli Tagore, ha compiuto gli studi di alto
perfezionamento presso l'Accademia Internazionale Superiore di Musica “L. Perosi” di Biella con Angelo Gilardino. Ha
studiato composizione con Franco Margola e Glauco Cataldo.
Nel 1982 ha ottenuto il primo premio al concorso “Taraffo” di Genova. Nel 1984 ha compiuto una tournée in Germania
nella quale ha proposto l'esecuzione integrale delle opere per chitarra di Heitor Villa-Lobos. Nel 1986 ha effettuato
l'incisione di Chitarra in concerto per le Edizioni Paoline. Nel 1988 ha suonato per la “Cambridge University Guitar
Society” e in diretta per la BBC. Nel 1999 ha registrato un CD comprendente l'edizione integrale delle opere per
chitarra di Glauco Cataldo.
Ha pubblicato alcune sue composizioni per le Edizioni Bèrben. Alcuni compositori hanno scritto per il suo strumento
importanti composizioni da lui proposte in prima esecuzione assoluta, fra cui i concerti per chitarra e orchestra di
Roberto Solci, Glauco Cataldo e Massimo Berzolla.
Ha collaborato con la rivista Musica e scuola, scrivendo articoli dedicati alla letteratura per chitarra degli ultimi anni.
Ha tenuto seminari di perfezionamento in varie parti d'Italia divulgando una sua personale didattica, frutto di continua
ricerca. Dal 2000 conduce il ciclo di settimane di studio Intorno alla chitarra presso il Conservatorio “Villaggi” di
Castellarquato. È docente di chitarra presso l'Organizzazione Interprovinciale di Scuole di Musica dell'Associazione
Culturale Tetracordo. Oltre all'attività solistica, suona in varie formazioni cameristiche. Con il quartetto chitarristico
Exsacorde ha inciso il CD Four gu/tars contenente brani inediti composti per questa formazione. Come solista ha
eseguito i concerti di Vivaldi, Giuliani, Margola e Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Di quest'ultimo, inoltre, vanno ricordate le sue
interpretazioni del Quintetto e di Romancero Gitano. Ha partecipato alla realizzazione del basso continuo nell'edizione
ravennate 1995 deU'Orfeo di Monteverdi diretto da Roberto Solci. Ha preso parte alla prima esecuzione di Nove icone
per una Madre di Roberto Solci durante il “Ravenna Festival” 1998 e con lo stesso autore ha registrato il CD Christus,
sacra rappresentazione per il Giubileo del 2000. (CD “Spagna”, Note di copertina, Progetto Musica, 2002)
Dell’Agnese Federico (italiano)
Federico Dell’Agnese è un musicista dalla ampia ed eclettica formazione musicale, con un curriculum che va dagli
studi accademici (diploma di pianoforte e studi di composizione con Irlando Danieli e Franco Donatoni presso il
Conservatorio di Milano), alle esperienze di musica Jazz e Pop, con un particolare riferimento alle correnti
d’avanguardia ed alle espressioni musicali elettroniche e minimaliste. Gran parte della sua produzione si può collocare
nel genere della cosiddetta musica di “confine” [...]
(Piero Viti, recesione su Guitart n.25, Avellino, Gen/Mar 2002)
Delpriora Mark (english)
Mark Delpriora, guitarist, has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Uruguay. He has
been the recipient of grants and awards, including the first Andrés Segovia Award for Outstanding Performance (given
by Manhattan School of Music with Segovia in attendance), the Beards Fund award for a New York debut, the Cooper
Institute of the Arts and Humanities, the Artists International Distinguished Artist award, a Meet the Composer grant,
and a United Nations travel grant.
After his debut, the New York Times wrote, “Mr. Delpriora is a guitarist to be reckoned with. Sophisticated, technically
assured, a musician of authority . . . stunning.”
Mr. Delpriora has performed and given master classes at the Lake Placid Chamber Music Festival, Piccolo Spoleto,
Stetson University Guitar Festival, William Paterson University, Rutgers University SummerFest, University of
Illinois/Urbana Summerfest, GFA Festival, and the Summit Music Festival. He has appeared with the New York
Contemporary Music Band, the New Music Consort, the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort. He
has been a guest teacher at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, where he taught students from
throughout South America. He has also been on the juries of several international competitions, incluing the
Naumberg, Guitar Foundation of America, and the D’Addario concerto competitions. He is a regular contributor to
Guitar Review and a music critic for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Mr Delpriora’s teachers include Rolando Valdés-Blain and Manuel Barrueco. He was chosen to perform in Andrés
Segovia’s New York master classes in 1982 and 1987, telecast on PBS and other television stations.
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Demierre Jacques (english)
Mr. Delpriora has recorded for Koch International Classics, Soundspells, Philips,Tzadik, and CRI. An active composer,
Delpriora has had his compositions published by Berben Edizioni Musicali (the 50-minute Sonata 3), Editions Orphée
(Tango Caffè Carciofo, 10 Short Studies in Kaleidoscope), and Guitar Arts Publishing (Four Images). In addition, his
works have appeared in anthologies published by Mel Bay (Tambu) and Dover (Black is the Color...).
Demierre Jacques (english)
Pianist and composer Jacques Demierre was born in Geneva. His musical career has followed various paths through
improvised, jazz and contemporary music. - As a composer he is mainly self-taught. He writes for concerts and
theatre, and works alongside choreographers. He receives commissions from the field of jazz and contemporary
music. As a pianist he has performed with numerous improvisation groups including with Barre Philips, Martial Solal,
Radu Malfatti, Joelle Leandre, Urs Blochlinger, Irene Schweizer, Hans Koch, Carlos Zingaro, Han Bennink, Ikue Mori,
Dorothea Schürch, he also gives regular solo concerts. He works with new music ensembles, is a freelance music
writer, and is co-editor of the 'Revue Contrechamps' which is dedicated to twentieth century music.
Web: (2007)
Danieli Irlando (italiano)
Irlando Danieli è autore di numerose opere, che hanno avuto riconoscimenti in importanti istituzioni, tra cui i concorsi
Gaudeamus, Prix de Monaco, “Guido d’Arezzo”, Premio Stockhausen e le rassegne Musica, macchine... magia (Milano,
1987), Festival Internazionale di Musica elettronica (Milano, 1990-91), Akyoshidai International Contemporary Music
Seminar (Hiroshima, 1991), L’Europa dei compositori (Milano, 1995,’96,’99), Specchio d’Europa (Milano, 2001-2002),
Concorso Internazionale Liederistico (Brescia, 2003). Tra i suoi lavori più recentemente eseguiti: Laudes Mariae –
Mystère (1994), per voce recitante, 5 solisti, 5 cori e organo; Cantico dei cantici – Opera di musica, teatro, danza
(1995), sul testo biblico nella traduzione di G. Ceronetti; Around Scorpio – Viaggio sulla costellazione dello Scorpione
(1996), per musicisti e danzatori; Splendor – Canto dell’Aurora (1997), per baritono, coro e orchestra; La Nomina del
Pievano (1998), musiche di scena per il dramma storico di G.A. Quadri; Eco e Narciso – Favola in musica (1999); Il
Tempo di Bethleem – una sacra rappresentazione nel sec. XXI (2000), per bambini recitanti, attori e solisti-attori;
soli, 8 cori e organo. Tra le altre prime esecuzioni e riprese recenti: Robot lunaire e Canto notturno di un Astrofisico,
per due pianoforti (Milano, Teatro Litta, 1999); Incantesimo dell’Orsa Maggiore, per soprano, clavicembalo e orchestra
d’archi (Milano, 2000); La Follia, per voce femminile, pianoforte e quartetto d’archi (Milano, Sala Verdi, 2000);
Richiami notturni dal castello di Utopia [Nocturnal calls from Utopia castle], per quintetto di fiati (Brescia, Teatro
Sancarlino, 2002); Sole di Magna Grecia, per tenore, voce rec., pianoforte e due percussionisti (Milano, Umanitaria,
2002); Compagna anche la Morte, per soprano e ensemble (Milano, 2002); Di diamante era il lago, per voce bianca,
voce recitante e ensemble (Milano, Spazio Oberdan, 2002); Betelgeuse nel sogno, per oboe e arpa (Lago d’Orta,
2003); La fontana e Icaro, per clarinetto, e Robin’s plays, per tromba (Tortona, Teatro civico, 2003); Tre poesie di
Gisella, per soprano e pianoforte (Mantova, Teatro Bibiena, 2003); Le Mura di Damasco, per violoncello (Milano,
2003); Alba (Milano, 2004); Haiku delle torri di nubi (Milano, 2004). Inoltre nel 2004, in diverse località della Polonia,
sono stati eseguiti i Tre frammenti per Shelley, Missa Aquae Fractae, Pater noster (dalla Missa Comacina), Lettera
d’amore incompiuta e Valle, mia valle. Tra 2004 e il 2006: Il Tempo di Bethleem – una sacra rappresentazione nel
secolo XXI (genn. e dic.); Ninna nanna della luna e Signore, fa’ questo di me (Milano), Compagna anche la Morte
(Milano); Baselgia veglia (Coira); Ghiolmo l’Olmo, o La giornata di un albero (Brescia); Princesse Sophie (Latina);
Quasimodo song (Milano); Tempo di primavere (Milano); Canon pro Pace; Risposta degli uccelli a San Francesco
d’Assisi; Missa Comacina [sezioni]; Signora dei laghi; Hyperurànios; Lettera d’amore incompiuta;Laudes Mariae
Mystére. La Grande Opera – Quadri da “L’Alchimista” di Paulo Coelho, per attrice e 57 strumenti a percussione
(Commissione de “I Percussionisti della Scala”), è in programmazione a Ravenna Festival e al Festival Latino
Americano. Alcune sue opere (tra cui la trilogia Ghiolmo l’Olmo o la giornata di un albero, Enrosadira, I Re delle
Stelle) sono state scritte espressamente per interpreti bambini e ragazzi e rappresentate presso scuole e istituzioni
musicali. Suoi pezzi sono incisi su CD e VHF (anche monografici) Eco, Suono, Edi Pan, Sarx Records, Antes Concerto,
Limen classic e contemporary., PimEdit Onlus. Suoi editori sono Sonzogno, Ricordi, Suvini Zerboni, Edi Pan,
Rugginenti, Antes, Amici della Musica di Arezzo, Edizioni Musicali Wicky, Carrara e altri. Già assistente musicale, poi
direttore sostituto alla RAI durante gli anni di studio, svolge anche attività di critico, musicologo, scrittore, recensore e
conferenziere. Ha scritto inoltre il libro Musica nel tempo (2 voll., Gioventù Musicale, 1980). Molte sue opere sono
custodite in importanti Biblioteche nazionali e estere (tra cui le Biblioteche del Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano e
dell’Università di Montreal) e presenti in cataloghi informatici, tra cui SBN (Banche dati Servizio Bibliotecario
Nazionale), Biblioteche Regione Lombardia e nel sito dell’Oxford University Press, Groves Dictionaires of Music. E’
inoltre presente, tra le altre opere analoghe, nel The New Grove (Grove, 2001), nel Dizionario della Musica e dei
Musicisti UTET (DEUMM, 1983, app.), nell’Enciclopedia Italiana dei Compositori Contemporanei (Pagano Ed., 2000),
oltre che in pubblicazioni dedicate a strumenti specifici, tra cui Le Firme dell’Organo (Ed. Carrara, 2003), il Catalogo
della Musica contemporanea per clavicembalo (Ass. Clavicembalistica Bolognese), Manuale dell’Oboe contemporaneo
(Rugginenti Ed.), Repertorio dei pezzi per violoncello (a cura di Marco Lombardi). Irlando Danieli è da numerosi anni
docente di Composizione al Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano.
Denis Didier (français)
Compositeur français, né à Paris, le 5 novembre 1947.
De 1958 à 1971, il fait ses études musicales au conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris
dans les classes de Simone Petit (solfège), Henri Challan (harmonie), Macel Bitsch (contrepoint, fugue) et Olivier
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Denisov Edison (italiano)
Messiaen (analyse, composition), où il obtient les plus hautes récompenses. Auditeur à la classe de composition de
Jean Rivier, il assiste aux cours de musique électroacoustique du groupe de recherche musicale de l'ORTF et de JeanEtienne Marie à la schola cantorum à Paris. Prix de la fondation de la vocation en 1968,prix de la fondation Lili
Boulanger en 1969 et en 1971, prix. Van Zeeland de l'académie des beaux arts en 1971, prix de la SACEM en 1972
(Georges Enesco) et en 1984 (prix des jeunes compositeurs), il est pensionnaire de l'académie de France à Rome à la
villa Medicis de 1971 à 1973. Elu pensionnaire de la casa Velazquez à Madrid en 1982, il choisit d'être inspecteur à la
direction de la musique et de la danse du ministère de la culture, dont Maurice Fleuret vient de prendre les rennes. En
1987, il réside à Bruxelles six mois en tant que compositeur lauréat de la villa Médicis hors les murs. De 1991 à 1992,
il reçoit du ministère une bourse sabbatique de compositeur. D'octobre 1991 à juin 1995, il est responsable d'une
classe de composition musicale au conservatoire de musique, de danse et d'art dramatique de Toulouse ; de juillet
1992 à juin 1993, directeur de l'école de musique et de l'ensemble instrumental de L'Ariège en préfigurations; de
septembre 1993 à janvier 1995, compositeur en résidence à l'école nationale de musique de l'Aveyron. En 1994, il
obtient une bourse Beaumarchais (SACD) pour l'opéra Urbicande. En février 1995, il réintègre le poste d'inspecteur de
la musique au ministère de la Culture.
Web: (2004)
Denisov Edison (italiano)
Compositore, nato in Tomsk (Siberia), morto in Paris. Ha seguito studi di matematica a Tomsk, pianoforte e
composizione a Mosca, e si è perfezionato a Darmstadt. Fu tra i primi in URSS ad adottare le tecniche delle
avanguardie europee.
Depreter Jan (english)
Born in 1975 (Belgium), Jan Depreter is considered as one of the most remarkable guitar players of our time.
Discovering music at the age of 5, he had to wait 3 more years for Santa Claus to introduce him to his first guitar; an
encounter which would result in a lifelong passion for the instrument..
Three times Jan Depreter graduated Summa Cum Laude for guitar, from the Lemmens instituut of Leuven and the
Royal Conservatories of Antwerp (BE) and The Hague (NL), where he studied with Zoran Dukic. He perfected his art
with David Russell and Manuel Barrueco.
* 2001, International Guitar Competition of Alhambra (NL)
Other top Prizes include the International Guitar Competitions of Francisco Tarrega (Benicasim, SP), Andres Segovia
(Granada, SP), Vienna (AUS), Alessandria (IT) and Tokyo (JAP).
Jan Depreter has been a featured soloist all over the world, playing and teaching in prestigious music festivals in
China, Japan, Mexico, USA, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Ukraine, Egypt and Belgium.
He has played most major guitar concertos with international orchestras like the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, La
Chapelle de Lorraine, the Royal Chambre Orchestra of Wallonia, the Orchesta del Ciutat de Torrent, the Municipal
Ochestra of Benicasim, the Flanders Radio Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, and the National Philharmonic of
Jan Depreter’s compositions and arrangements for the guitar are published by RICORDI and METROPOLIS).
Web: (2015)
Derakhshani Majid (english)
Majid Derakhshani was born in 1956 in Semnan. He became seriously involved in music at the age of nineteen, when
he attended the Evening Music Conservatory at Tehran.
In 1976 he began to study music at the School of Fine Arts (University of Tehran). In 1977 he joined the Sheyda
Ensemble. He was also a member of the Chavosh cultural Foundation since its creation.
Majid Derakhshani is probabaly the most well known left hand player of Tar and Setar.
He taught Tar and Setar at Chavosh, Roudaki, and the Technical Faculty of Tehran. In 1985, he founded the Nava
ensemble and gave many concerts all over Europe. Toghether with other musicians, he also founded in 1991 the Nava
Music Centre in Kohln, Germany.
He owes his achievements to Mohammad Reza Lotfi, his former Tar professor.
(, 2008)
Derungs Martin (italiano)
Compositore e clavicembalista svizzero nato Chur nel 1943. Ha studiato composizione con Günter Bialas. Svolge
intensa attività conceristica nel campo della musica contemporanea.
Desportes Yvonne (italiano)
Compositrice e didatta nata in Coburgo (Sassonia), morta in Paris. Ha studiato con M.Dupré e P.Dukas. Nella sua
musica si emergono influssi neoclassici, dal jazz, e dai ritmi straviskiani.
Dessau Paul (italiano)
Compositore e direttore d'orchestra tedesco nato ad Amburgo morto a Berlino. Ha studiato a Berlino, dove ha appreso
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Detoni Dubravko (english)
le tecnica dodecafonica da R.Leibowitz. In USA durante la guerra, è rientrato successivamente a Berlino, dove ha
maturato uno stile vicino a quello di K.Weill.
Detoni Dubravko (english)
Dubravko Detoni (Križevci, 22 Februar, 1937) - composer, pianist and writer - completed the studies of piano under
Svetislav Stanèiæ in 1960, and in 1965 graduated as a composer under Stjepan Šulek. He continued his training as a
pianist in 1960 at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena under Guido Agosti and Alfred Cortot; as a composer, he
studied under Witold Lutos³awski; in 1966-7 at the Higher Music School in Warsaw under GraŸyna Bacewicz; at the
Experimental Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw in 1967. In 1970 he attended summer courses in Darmstadt under
Karlheinz Stockhausen and György Ligeti, and worked with John Cage in Paris in 1970 and 1971.
The founder and art director of ACEZANTEZ, the Ensemble of the New Tendencies Center from Zagreb, he is both its
author and pianist. They had several very successful tours of Europe, Asia and North America, participating in
numerous well-known music festivals in centers of contemporary music. He has received numerous awards for his
work both in Croatia and abroad, the principal ones among them: the Grand Prix of the 6th Biennale in Paris in 1969,
Matica Hrvatska Award in 1970, Vladimir Nazor Award in 1971, La Tribune internationale des compositeurs -UNESCO,
Paris in 1972, Premio Italia in Venice in 1973, the Bedøich Smetana Award in Prague in 1976, and others.
Detoni’s composing work has undergone several stages of development, from traditional heritage acquired through
training to the adoption and use of certain principles of serial technique which would later have to cope with the
practice of the so-called Polish school. His curiosity rooted in the said principles, Detoni searched for “another
potential sense of music free of all set formulations”. As a result of this search, in the late 60s and 70s he was among
the most prominent and interesting composers in Croatia, whose works (e.g. Figures And Surfaces, Elucubrations or
the Graphics series) also aroused interest abroad. Ever since at the focus of Croatian contemporary music, Detoni
would undergo various phases which nevertheless complemented each other, never resisting the temptation of his
own curiosity which has always tested the limits. In Detoni’s case, this means that the sound as the expressive means
became completely individualized and preferably tense, ranging from tone to noise, from noise to scream. By means
of this sound, whose life is articulated between silence and silence, Detoni tests potential spatial, visual, literary
associations. Experiments on the music scene (the 1975 Taboo probably the most complex among them) thus
naturally followed from the composer’s theoretical and practical reflections. In this context, the composing technique
only serves as a means and Detoni treats it as such, using it in accordance with the originating ideas. In a way,
classical or graphic notation, serial tonal constructions or aleatory compositions, traditional formal principle or free
form, original or prepared sound of an instrument, are all equally possible, and their final form will only be defined by
their function. A delicate expression, a soft instrumental line of Detoni’s compositions from the late ‘80s, represents a
certain stylization of a reverberating tradition a mature composer wanted to recognize. The appearance of this
softness is definitely tied up with the general trends in music, with scream no longer a must among means of
expression. The so-called Post-Modernism curbed the expressive pathos of the avant-garde by a new contingent of
ideas and the bridges which did not seem to exist before. The 1988 Concerto For Piano And Orchestra is a proof of the
composer’s and the pianist’s mastery, as well as of the composer’s ability to change the means of expression without
changing the expression itself. On the other hand, having reached this expression, he has found the balance between
himself and the surrounding world.
Devreese Frédéric (english)
Fréderic Devreese was born on 2 June 1929 in Amsterdam to a very music family. His mother played the violin, as did
his father Godfried, who was also a well-known composer and conductor. Devreese took his first lessons in harmony
from his father at the conservatory in Mechelen. He later studied at the Brussels conservatory with Marcel Poot
(composition) and René Defossez (orchestral conducting). In 1949 he won the composition prize at the international
piano competition in Oostende with his first piano concerto, which as a result became the compulsory work in that
competition. This led to national attention and grants to study in Rome (composition with Ildebrando Pizzetti and
conducting with Previtali) and Vienna (conducting with Hans Swarowski). Devreese rounded off these studies in 1956,
returning to Belgium. In 1958 he made television programmes for the then BRT (state broadcaster), where he would
later become a director and producer. He also worked for three years at the BRT producing soundtracks, ideal training
for his later work as a composer of film music.
Devreese has always taken great interest in young musicians, whom he has sought to stimulate and promote though
such initiatives as Tenuto (Belgian national competition for talented musicians under 25), Jong Tenuto (for musicians
under 17) and Procemus (centre for promotion and production of young talent). He was also the chief conductor of
the Belgian Youth Orchestra and director of the music academy in Overijse. Devreese has won a number of prizes
with his work, including the Prix Italia (1963) for his opera Willem van Saefthinghe written for the BRT, the Georges
Delerue Award (1994) for La Partie d’Echecs, and the Joseph Plateau Prize (1988 and 1990) for the film music to
L’Oeuvre au Noir and Het Sacrement respectively.
Di Cecco Roberto (italiano)
Studia Composizione presso il Conservatorio G. B. Martini di Bologna, prima sotto la guida del M° Bianca
Furgeri, poi del M° Gian Paolo Luppi ed infine del M° Adriano Guarnieri, con il quale si diploma nel Settembre
Parallelamente si diploma in Musica corale e Direzione di coro ed in Strumentazione per banda con il M°
Si è laureato con votazione massima in Lettere e Filosofia presso l’Università di Bologna, corso di laurea
(indirizzo musicologico), con una tesi in Estetica e Filosofia della musica dal titolo La musica nell’Accademia dei
(1671), cui relatore e correlatore sono stati rispettivamente il prof. Luciano Nanni ed il prof. Paolo Gozza.
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Di Giovanni Francesco (italiano)
Nel 1999 vince il 1° Concorso nazionale di composizione per chiatarra “Niccolò Piccinni” (Monopoli) con Blanca
Mariposa Florecida. Quattro esercizi di stile.
Dal gennaio 2005 intraprende il biennio di tirocinio in Composizione presso il Conservatorio di Bologna, affiancando il
M° Adriano Guarnieri.
Di Giovanni Francesco (italiano)
Francesco Di Giovanni è un musicista particolare con un percorso artistico atipico.
Ha avuto ed ha tuttora un modo tutto suo di stare dentro i fenomeni musicali della sua epoca, portando avanti più che
altro propri progetti e fra l'altro assai eterogenei.
Coltiva sia la musica classica che il Jazz, dedicandosi inoltre alla composizione e all'arrangiamento.
La scelta di usare nel Jazz lo strumento classico, pizzicando le corde con le dita, rinunciando dunque ai privilegi della
chitarra elettrica vera e propria, con la sua ormai notevole tradizione nel settore, è emblematica del suo
temperamento originale e portato alla ricerca.
In questo senso Francesco Di Giovanni non ha dietro le sue spalle la classica ''carriera'' del musicista ma, in armonia
con la sua vocazione di caposcuola, un vasto complesso di esperienze e in definitiva una storia da raccontare.
Di Marino Roberto (english)
Roberto Di Marino was born in 1956 in Trento, Italy. He received his musical training at the Conservatory of Trento
where he graduated in composition, choral music and choral conducting, jazz and arrangement for windband. As a
composer he has won several competitions, including first prize at the “Diapason d'Argento” Competition for wind
band composition held in Gonzaga (Italy). He teaches arrangement for windband at the Conservatory of Verona and
lives in Mezzolombardo (near Trento), where he spends most of his time composing and arranging music.
Di Scipio Agostino (english)
(Born 1962)
Composer, sound artist and musicologist. His compositions include tape works, works for instrumentalists and
electronics, and sound installations. Many of these works develop non-conventional techniques of sound synthesis or
processing, often following from models of noise and turbulence. Other focus on the sonic interactions between
human performers, machines, and environments, like in the recent series titled Audible Ecosystemics (solo liveelectronics), the installations “Untitled” (Mainz “Crisis and Corporealities”, 2004; Berlin, Zimmerstrasse Galerie,
2005), “Sound & Fury” (Helsinki, 1995; Nettuno, 1997, with the cooperation of Manilio Prignano) and the “Surface
Impact Studies” (Antwerpen Muhka, 2005, with Matias Guerra). In 2001 he composed, with poet Giuliano Mesa,
Tiresia, a work of poetry and electronic sound. Some of his compositions are available on two recent CDs, “Hörbare
Ökosysteme. Live-elektronische Kompositionen” (RZ Edition), and “Paysages Historiques” (Chrisopée Electronique).
Electronic Music professor at the Music Conservatory of Naples, Di Scipio is also a guest professor at Centre Creation
Musicale Iannis Xenakis (Paris-Alfortville). Recently he was artist-in-residence of the DAAD program, in Berlin, and
was a guest professor of the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and Johannes Gutenberg Universität (Mainz).
Di Scipio authored many essays and articles in the analysis and critical theory of music technologies, and served as
editor of the Italian translation of several publications, including books such as “Genesi e forma” by Gottfried M.
Koenig (Semar, 1995), “Heidegger, Hölderlin & John Cage” by Michael Eldred (Semar, 2000) and “Universi del suono”
by Iannis Xenakis (LIM/Ricordi, 2003), and monograph review issues, such as the Journal of New Music Research
devoted to the legacy of Xanakis.
Di Scipio Agostino (italiano)
Nato a Napoli nel 1962, realizza musica elettroacustica e strumentale, con gruppi e/o solisti che interagiscono con
sistemi informatici, e installazioni sonore, talvolta in stretta relazione con l'ambiente. Eseguiti in numerose sedi
nazionali e internazionali, suoi lavori sono stati premiati al Concorsi Internazionale di Bourges (1991, !996) e al Prix
Ars Elettronica di Linz (1995), e sono incisi su CD. Dopo aver collaborato per diversi anni col Centro di Sonologia
Computazionale (Università di Padova, 1987-92 ), dal 1993 è consulente del Laboratorio Musica
e Sonologia (Università di L'Aquila). Ha insegnato Musica Elettronica presso il Conservatorio di Bari ed attualmente è
docente presso il Conservatorio di Latina.
E' stato “visiting composer” presso la Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, 1993) e la Sibelius Academy (Helsinki,
1995). Membro del consiglio direttivo dell'AIMI -Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana. Ha pubblicato numerosi
scritti, sia in margine alle tecniche del proprio lavoro sia in generale sulle tecnologie musicali contemporanee e le loro
ripercussioni estetiche e cognitive per riviste italiane (Sonus, Rivista Italiana di Musicologia, Musica/Realtà, ecc.) ed
internazionali (Contemporary Music Review, Londra; Journal of New Music Research, Lisse; Perspectives of New
Music, Seattle) e per la rivista in rete Switch.
Dianda Hilda (italiano)
Compositrice argentina nata a Córdoba nel 1925. Ha studiato con H.Siccardi ed in Europa con G.F.Mailipiero e
H.Scherchen. Ha frequentato i corsi di Darmstadt. È stata tra i primi ad utilizzare tecniche e risorse elettroniche in
Diaz Alirio (english)
Alirio Díaz is considered to be one of the greatest guitarist in the history of the instrument.
He was born in 1923 in the Candelaria near Carora in Venezuela. Even as a small child he showed an outstanding
talent for the cuatro and the classical guitar which he taught himself. In 1942 he moved to Trujillo where he studied
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Diaz Rafael (english)
musical theory. He also learned the saxophone and the clarinet. In 1945 he decided to concentrate on the study of
the guitar with Raúl Borges. He also followed classes in harmony with Vincente Emilio Sojo. He continued his guitar
studies in Madrid at the Conservatorio Real with Regino Sainz de la Maza and in Siena, Italy, with Andrés Segovia at
the Academia Chighiana. Alirio Díaz then began a career as a soloist performing throughout the world with the finest
orchestras and recording the major part of the guitar repertoire, including many pieces from his native country. He
settled in Rome in 1964, but now shares his time between Venezuela and Europe where he gives master classes and
works on his guitar arrangements and publications. He has received numerous awards and honours, he is always
welcomed with enthusiasm on his return to Venezuela. Alirio Díaz is the author of two autobiographical books and is a
co-founder of Caroni Music, a company whose aim is to promote the splendid and varied musical traditions of his
Diaz Rafael (english)
Rafael Diaz was born in Màlaga in 1943. At thè consevatory, he got degrees in both piano and clarinet. Later, he
entered the conservatory of Seville, where he studied composition with Manuel Castillo, graduating with First Prize,
and orchestra conducting with Manuel Galduf.
He got grants from the Ministry of Culture to attend courses given by Carmelo Bernaola and Rodolfo Halffter in
Granada and Santiago de Compostela. Later, he attended a course given by Luigi Nono and studied electroacoustic
music with Horacio Vaggione, Gabriel Brncic and Adolfo Nùfiez. In 1985 he founded the “Taller de Mùsica
Contemporànea de la Universidad de — Màlaga” (“The Malaga University Contemporary Music Workshop”) with which
he has performed throughout Spain, created ballets, audiovisual and electroacoustic works, radio programs, and
made CD recordings.
He has got commissions from thè Ministry of Culture and thè Andalusian Government.
He has his own electroacoustic studio where he experiments with state-of-the-art technology. His works have been
performed in Spain, France, Holland, Italy, Portugal, México, Brazil, Romania etc.
Diaz Romero Ricardo (english)
Ricardo Diaz Romero was an amateur guitarist who studied with Antonio Sinópoli in 1909. At the request of Domingo
Prat, he contracted Miguel Llobet for his first tour of Argentina, which would soon extend to other countries of
America and would be repeated several times. Romero dedicated his arrangements of the Colombian bambucos Entre
las peñas and Casta paloma, to Miguel Llobet.
(Analía Rego, Introduction “More Tangos Milongas Habaneras”, Editions Orphée, 2005)
Dibennardo Enrico (italiano)
Enrico Dibennardo, diplomato in Composizione, Pianoforte, Clavicembalo, Musica corale e Direzione di coro, svolge da
diversi anni intensa attività concertistica in qualità di clavicembalista, pianista e direttore di coro. Si è esibito presso
diverse associazioni concertistiche italiane e straniere quali l'E.A.R. Teatro Bellini di Catania, Amici della Musica di
Palermo (con l'Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto), Associazione Musicale Etnea, Associazione Filarmonica di Oradea e
di Satumare (Romania), Orchestra Barocca Siciliana. Ha preso parte in qualità di continuista e di solista a numerose
realizzazioni discografiche tra cui varie prime incisioni di musiche di importanti autori del passato con numerose
esecuzioni e diffusioni radiofoniche (Radio Vaticana, Rai tre, Radio Classica). Già allievo per la composizione di Aladino
Di Martino e Bruno Mazzotta svolge un'intensa attività compositiva; cospicua la produzione di musica sacra, musica da
camera, musica corale e opere didattiche per lo studio della composizione. Suoi brani sono stati eseguiti a Livorno,
Perugia, Vienna e Bruxelles. Inoltre sue composizioni e arrangiamenti sono presenti nel repertorio di numerosi artisti.
Specialista in notazioni antiche, svolge anche un'intensa attività di ricerca musicologica che spazia dalla prepolifonia al
barocco (ha al suo attivo edizioni critiche di importanti inediti del XVIII secolo).
E' invitato a tenere seminari e corsi di perfezionamento di composizione e di clavicembalo.
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Dieu Lionel (français)
Lionel Dieu partage ses activités entre l'enseignement de la guitare au Conservatoire National de Région de Grenoble
et l'archéo-musicologie. Président fondateur de l'AMEPUTAM, il a effectué pendant 15 ans l'inventaire de la musique
dans la sculpture romane. Auteur de nombreux articles, il est invité à donner des conférences dans les institutions et
les colloques les plus prestigieux. Membre de l'équipe permanente de recherche des fouilles de Charavines, chercheur
associé à l'équipe Patrimoines Musicaux de la Sorbonne, il collabore avec l'IRHT-CNRS.
Considéré comme le meilleur spécialiste de l'analyse des programmes iconographiques concernant la musique dans la
sculpture romane, il a été choisi pour réaliser cette synthèse. Ce premier tome n'est pas le fruit d'un travail solitaire,
mais le résultat d'échanges avec les grands organologues de notre temps.
(Lionel Dieu - La Musique dans la sculpture romane en France, I)
Dinescu Violeta (english)
(b. July 13, 1953, Bucharest)
Romanian-born German composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been
successfully performed and recorded across Europe.
Prof. Dinescu graduated from the Gheorghe Lazar Lyceum in Bucharest in 1972, studied composition with Myriam
Marbe at the Conservatory Ciprian Porumbescu in Bucharest from 1972-78 (receiving a one-year study of composition
in 1977-78) and subsequently had two years of musicology studies in Heidelberg.
She taught at the George Enescu Music School from 1978-82, and then moved to Germany, where she taught at the
Hochschule für Kirchenmusik in Heidelberg from 1986-91 and the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt from 1989-91,
and lectured at the Fachakademie Hochschule für Kirchenmusik in Bayreuth from 1990-94. Since 1996, she has been
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Dion Denis (français)
Professor für Komposition at the Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. She has also given guest lectures in South
Africa and the USA.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including four Romanian Composers Union awards (1975-76, 1980, 1983),
Second Prize at the GEDOK International Composition Competition (1982) and First Prize at the International
Competition for Composers (Utah, 1983). In addition, she has received Third Prize at the G.B. Viotti International
Music and Dance Competition (1983) and the Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Preis for her opera Hunger und Durst (1985);
she has also received mentions from numerous other competitions and commissions from numerous festivals.
She has been a member of the Romanian Composers Union since 1980 and an executive board member of the
International League of Women Composers since 1985.
Dion Denis (français)
Denis Dion obtient une maîtrise en composition à l’Université Laval en 1983 et un diplôme de doctorat à la University
of Southern California (Los Angeles) en 1987. Récipiendaire de plusieurs distinctions remportées au Canada, aux
États-Unis et en Europe, il a composé un grand nombre d'oeuvres de commandes pour des orchestres canadiens et
étrangers ainsi que pour le cinéma. Son écriture fait appel tant aux ressources instrumentales qu'à
Il a enseigné à la Faculté de musique de l'Université Laval ainsi qu'au Conservatoire de musique de Québec (de 1992
à 1999), il a également agit à titre de commentateur pour le service de la musique de la Chaîne culturelle de Radio
Depuis 2000 Denis Dion se consacre entièrement à la création et la composition. Suite à l'obtention d'une bourse
décernée par le Conseil des Arts du Canada il a réalisé un projet de création à titre de Compositeur en résidence chez
l'ensemble de musique médiévale de Québec Anonymus (1999-2000) L'année suivante c'est par le biais du
programme de résidence de compositeurs du Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec qu'il entreprend un autre
projet de création cette fois à l'Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières (2001).
Denis Dion est récipiendaire du Prix-Opus 2000-2001 dans la catégorie Création de l'année pour la pièce à la mère
écrite pour orchestre à cordes et dispositif électronique. En 2002 il obtient une bourse du Conseil des Arts du Canada
lui permettant d'agir à titre de compositeur en résidence à l'Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières pour les saisons
À la dernière édition du gala des Prix-Opus 2005 du Conseil Québécois de la Musique le compositeur fut récompensé à
deux reprises en recevant l'Opus de Création de l'année 2003-04 pour De mains osées toiles écrite pour ensemble
instrumental, CD et traitement en direct (vidéo de Carolane St-Pierre, mise en texte de Rita Painchaud) ainsi que de
l'Opus Compositeur de l'année 2003-04.
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Dittrich Paul-Heinz (italiano)
Compositore tedesco nato a Gornsdorf (Erzgebirge) nel 1930. Studi con Fid.F.Finke a Lipsia, e con Rudolf WagnerRegeny a Berlin. Direttore di coro a Weimar. Il suo linguaggio è molto attento alle combinazioni timbriche e alle
soluzioni elettroniche.
Dizdarevic Vitomir (english)
Vitomir Dizdarevic (1911-2000) was a great guitar lover, and a person whose life was full of activities and adventures.
Having a strong sportive spirit he also took up the guitar in his youth and continued playing it when ever socializing
with people. He also made several guitar instruments for himself which he played until his last moments. (Uros
Dojcinovic: Guitar Compositions from Yugoslavia. Vol.IV Serbia, 2004)
Djurasevic Tripo (english)
Tripo Djurasevic (1910-1975) was born in Kotor, Montenegro, on the Adriatic coast. He turned to music in early
childhood, especially the guitar, and later conducted the woodwind ensemble of the city of Kotor. He wrote several
short and very romantic pieces for solo guitar, as well as a few guitar duos, which never have been published.
(Uros Dojcinovic: Guitar Compositions from Yugoslavia. Vol.I, 2002)
Doati Roberto (italiano)
(Genova, 1953)
Vive e lavora a Padova. Ha studiato musica elettronica con Albert Mayr presso il Conservatorio di Firenze; Informatica
Musicale con Pietro Grossi presso l’Istituto di Elaborazione dell’Informazione del CNUCE-CNR di Pisa; e con Alvise
Vidolin presso il Conservatorio di Venezia dove, nel 1982, si è diplomato con la tesi “Un’applicazione musicale della
teoria gestaltica sulla percezione di strutture temporali”. Dal 1980 lavora come ricercatore nel campo della percezione
musicale presso il “Centro di Sonologia Computazionale” dell’Università di Padova, svolgendo anche attività didattica
nei corsi di informatica musicale. Nel 1981, con la composizione Gioco di velocità, è stato invitato a partecipare alla
manifestazione “Venezia Opera Prima” organizzata dal Teatro La Fenice in Venezia. Dal 1983 all’86 ha collaborato con
il Laboratorio di Informatica Musicale della Biennale di Venezia (L.I.M.B.) e dal 1983 è segretario dell’AIMI
“Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana”. Nel 1984 la RAI gli ha commissionato, insieme ai compositori Patella e
Torresan, La Materia è Sorda. Nello stesso anno la Casa Editrice Edipan ha realizzato un’incisione discografica della
sua composizione Gioco di Velocità. Ha insegnato Informatica Musicale presso la Scuola di Musicologia e Pedagogia
Musicale dell'Università di Macerata a Fermo. Dal 1996 al 1998 ha tenuto periodicamente corsi e concerti in Argentina
per conto degli Istituti Italiani di Cultura di Buenos Aires e Cordoba. Nel 1997 è stato invitato presso il Centre de
Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie di Liegi per la realizzazione di un’opera musicale. È stato
compositore residente nel 1999 presso il Centro Studi Ligure per le Arti e nel 2001 presso la Fondazione. Ha fatto
parte del comitato scientifico del Gruppo di Analisi e Teoria Musicale (GATM) dalla fondazione fino al 2000 ed è
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Dodgson Stephen (english)
attualmente docente di Musica Elettronica presso il Conservatorio “Giuseppe Tartini” di Trieste.
Dodgson Stephen (english)
Stephen Dodgson was born in London on the 17th March 1924 and has lived there with few interruptions ever since.
He received his musical training at the Royal College of Music, and was subsequently a member of its teaching staff in
theory and composition. After serving with the Royal Navy during the war years he spent a year studying with
Bernard Stevens. In 1950 he obtained a traveling scholarship to Italy. Through the next 15 years he was a part time
teacher / lecturer in a succession of schools and colleges. From this period onwards he was much employed by the
BBC; as provider of incidental music for many major radio drama productions, as well as a frequent and familiar
broadcaster of reviews and other musical topics. Stephen Dodgson's compositions cover almost every genre, including
opera (“Margaret Catchpole” 1979); six piano sonatas; seven string quartets and much other chamber music. There
is also a substantial body of music for orchestra, chorus and solo voices. Although not a player himself he is one of
the few living composers to write with understanding for the guitar and his now numerous works for this instrument solo, in ensemble, chamber music and concertos - have brought him world-wide recognition. Nowadays, ostensibly in
retirement, he continues happily occupied in composition with the active stimulus of many musicians to keep it up.
Dodgson Stephen (italiano)
Compositore inglese; nel 1952 inizia ad avvicinarsi alla composizione per chitarra con Prelude, Nocturne and Toccata
e nel 1955 con i Five occasional pieces. Rappresentante della tradizione musicale britannica (a tratti caratterizzata da
suggestioni gotiche e notturne) le sue composizioni di maggior rilievo sono i due concerti per chitarra e orchestra e le
tre Partite per chitarra sola, il brano Fantasy-Divisions e il Duo concertante per chitarra e clavicembalo. (Barbara
Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Dojcinovic Uroš (english)
Guitarist, Composer, Pedagogue, Publisher. Was born in Belgrade, Serbia (SR Yugoslavia) in l959. He studied
classical guitar in Belgrade, graduating from the Zagreb Academy of Music (Croatia), and continued with postgraduate work (Musicology), at the University of Belgrade. Attended various Master Courses.
Dojcinovic has performed more than 3000 concerts around the world, presented numerous lectures, and gave many
master classes. He acts as adjudicator for a great number of international guitar competitions, and writes for various
guitar magazines and music journals.
He has made more than 3O recordings (LPs, Music Cassettes, CDs), and has published over 250 different
compositions and guitar works for various publishing companies in the world.
Dojcinovic is a frequent guest in radio and television programmes.
In l974, at the age of fifteen, Dojcinovic has received the October Reward of the city of Belgrade for achievements in
the art. Also won first Republic and Federal prizes in guitar competitions in l975, and l977, and first prize in the
Cultural Olympiad in Belgrade in l978.
In l984 he was awarded from Jeunesses Musicales for his contribution to the development of music, the promotion of
the guitar as a classical instrument, and classical music for guitar among the young.
In l995 he received the Golden Badge by Cultural and Educational Bureau of Serbia for his durable work and creative
contribution to the cultural expansion.
Dojcinovic’s other rewards include over 15 different national and international medals, diplomas, and various prizes
for the artistic activity.
Dojcinovic is founder and Artistic Director of several Yugoslavian guitar events (Festivals, Competitions, Guitar
Series), and currently teaches at the Music Conservatory in Belgrade.
Domeniconi Carlo (english)
Composer Carlo Domeniconi was born in Cesena, Italy, in 1947 and studied guitar with Carmen Lenzi Mozzani. He is
known as a concert artist in both the classical and jazz idioms, and has played and taught throughout Europe.
Carlo Domenicani is a highly respected composer for the guitar in the 20th Century. His works are performed world
wide by the most famous classical guitarists and other musicians. Belonging to his unending list of compositions are
eleven concertos for guitar and orchestra, numerous solo guitar works and many other chamber music and orchestral
works. Domeniconi’s pieces are played by the worlds most famous guitarists like John Williams, David Russell, Aniello
Desiderio, Costas Cotsiolis, Hubert Kappel and many others.
Dominici Antonio (english)
Dominici, Antonio, * 2nd Half 19th century in Palermo; Italian guitarist and composer, moved around 1900 to Russia,
where he was active at the court of the Zar Nikolaus II. Under the influence of Dominici, which gave concerts on the 6
strings classical guitar, several Russian guitarists, who played on the 7 stings guitar, among others also A. Agafosyn,
adopted the 6 strings instrument. At the outbreak of the Russian revolution, Dominici returned to its homeland and
began to give concerts and teach. He died at the age of 62 years.
(Jozef Powrozniak, Gitarren-Lexicon, Verlag Neue Musik, 1979-80)
Dominici Antonio (italiano)
Chitarrista palermitano dell'Otto-Novecento. All'inizio del secolo XX si trasferì in Russia dove si esibì anche alla Corte
dello Zar, presso cui ebbe come allievi illustri personaggi fra i quali il Granduca Michele. Ridotto in miseria dalla
rivoluzione, tornò in patria dove si dedicò all'insegnamento ed al concertismo, suonando anche presso i Conti di Bergolo ed il Principe di Piemonte. Morì sessantaduenne. (C.Carfagna – M.Gangi, Dizionario Chitarristico Italiano, Berbèn,
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Donati Guido (italiano)
Donati Guido (italiano)
Guido Donati (Mozzo, Bergamo, 1949) ha studiato presso il Conservatorio di Torino Organo e Composizione. Ha
esordito come compositore ed esecutore nell’ambito della Giovane Musica Torinese. L’amicizia con alcuni solisti
torinesi lo ha stimolato a comporre pezzi per oboe e pianoforte (“Il canto della Stella”, “Tema, variazione, arioso,
finale”); per oboe, viola, contrabbasso e pianoforte (“Andante, attesa, scherzo”), nonchè per oboe e archi (il
“Concertino”), alcuni dei quali sono stati eseguiti anche all’estero. Nel 1981 ha realizzato la colonna sonora per lo
spettacolo teatrale “Sghimbescio re del paese rovescio”. Lontano da ogni forma di sperimentalismo, Donati ha
adottato un linguaggio musicale che comunica senza difficoltà. La chiarezza, la semplicità strutturale e la brevità di
taluni suoi lavori sono fattori che facilitano la comprensione del messaggio: compositore naturalmente ottimista,
fiducioso, amante delle emozioni positive, egli evita i motivi d’angoscia, i silenzi logoranti, i torpori nebulosi e
decadenti, gli urli soffocati. La sua gioia di vivere sottintende serene visioni, voglia di sorridere, di aprirsi al mondo.
Guido Donati è docente di organo e composizione organistica al Conservatorio “G.Verdi” di Torino. (Adriano Bassi Guido Molinari: Tendenze della Musica Contemporanea, Guido Miano Editore, Milano, 1994)
Donatoni Franco (italiano)
Compositore italiano, e docente in vari conservatori, come autore si è imposto nel campo dell'alea per la invenzione
creativa e la sperimentazione.
Note biografiche tratte dal sito Internet della Ricordi:
Franco Donatoni è nato a Verona il 9 giugno 1927. Ha iniziato gli studi musicali sotto la guida di Piero Bottagisio
presso il Liceo musicale della sua città. Ha studiato composizione al Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano con Ettore
Desderi e al Conservatorio “G. B. Martini” di Bologna con Lino Liviabella.
Si è diplomato in composizione e strumentazione per banda nel 1949, in musica corale nel 1950, in composizione nel
Nel 1953 ha conseguito il diploma del corso di perfezionamento di composizione tenuto da Ildebrando Pizzetti presso
l’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Roma. Ha frequentato i Ferienkurse di Darmstadt nel 1954, 1956, 1958 e 1961.
Ha ottenuto i seguenti premi: Liegi 1951 (Quartetto), Radio Lussemburgo 1952 (Concertino per archi, ottoni e
timpano solista) e 1953 (Sinfonia per archi), S.I.M.C. 1961 (Puppenspiel per orchestra), Marzotto 1966 (Puppenspiel
n. 2 per flauto, ottavino e orchestra), Koussevitzki 1968 (Orts per 14 strumenti), Psacaropoulo 1979 (Spiri per 10
Le sue opere sono pubblicate dagli editori Zanibon, Schott di Londra, Boosey & Hawkes di Londra, Suvini Zerboni di
Milano (1958-1977) e Ricordi di Milano (dal 1977).
Ha insegnato nei Conservatori di Bologna, Torino e Milano dal 1953 al 1978. È stato titolare della cattedra di
perfezionamento di composizione presso l’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Roma.
Dal 1970 tiene il corso di perfezionamento di composizione presso l’Accademia Chigiana di Siena. Dal 1971 al 1985 è
stato incaricato presso il corso DAMS della Facoltà di Lettere dell’Università di Bologna.
Nel 1972 è stato invitato dal Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst a risiedere a Berlino per un anno.
Nel 1979 è stato invitato a tenere un seminario sulle proprie opere dall’Università di California a Berkeley. Ha tenuto
vari seminari in Svizzera, Francia, Spagna, Olanda e Israele.
Ha insegnato alla Scuola Civica di Milano, all’Accademia “Perosi” di Biella e all’Accademia “Forlanini” di Brescia. Ha
pubblicato Questo (Milano, Adelphi 1970), Antecedente X (Milano, Adelphi 1980), Il sigaro di Armando (Milano, Spirali
Edizioni 1982) e Inoltre (Brescia, Edizioni L’Obliquo 1988).
A lui è stato dedicato il volume di “Settembre Musica” (EDT, Torino 1990) a cura di Enzo Restagno.
È membro effettivo dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia e dell’Accademia Filarmonica Romana.
Nel 1985 è stato insignito del titolo di “Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” dal Ministro della Cultura
Nel 1990 il Festival Settembre Musica di Torino gli ha dedicato un’ampia monografia. Nel settembre 1991 è stato
invitato dall’Elision Ensemble in Australia a tenere dei seminari presso l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Melbourne. In
quest’occasione ha avuto luogo la prima assoluta di Refrain II. Dal giugno all’ottobre 1992 “Milano Musica” ha
realizzato, in suo omaggio, un’importante rassegna; nel corso di 8 concerti si sono ascoltate alcune fra le sue
composizioni più significative e, in prima assoluta, Feria ll per organo e L’arte della fuga (attualmente l’autore ha
completato l’orchestrazione fino al XIV contrappunto) di Bach trascritta da Donatoni
per orchestra.
Nel decennio ’90-’99 è necessario menzionare Sweet Basil (1993) per trombone e Big Band, commissionato dal
Ministero della Cultura e della Comunicazione francese, Portal (1995) per clarinetto basso, clarinetto in Sib, clarinetto
piccolo e orchestra su commissione di Radio France, In Cauda Il (1996), su commissione della Süddeutscher
Rundfunk Stuttgart e In Cauda III (1996).
Sempre nel 1996 ha completato il ciclo, iniziato nel 1983, delle Françoise Variationen per pianoforte.
Nel settembre 1998, nell’ambito dei Festival Musica di Strasburgo, è stata rappresentata la breve operina comica
Alfred Alfred.
Nel 1999 sono stati eseguiti Fire (In Cauda IV) e, su commissione del Festival di Salisburgo, Poll per 13 esecutori.
Franco Donatoni è morto a Milano il 17 agosto 2000.
Dostal Nico (italiano)
Compositore e direttore d'orchestra austriaco nato a Korneuburg. Ha scritto principalmente operette e musica da film.
Dovgopol Dmitry (english)
Dmitry Dovgopol was born in 1961 in Russia, and now lives in Yekaterinburg. Dmitry graduated from Tumen Art
College as a classical gutarist. In 1989 together with another Tumen graduate – Valentine Ostanin – he organized the
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Drozd Gerard (english)
“Soul's Delight” guitar duo. The duo's concert life is still very active. In 1994 and 1998 the guitarists recorded two
CDs. Dmitry Dovgopol's compositions for guitar solo and ensembles are published in “The Ural Collection for Classical
Guitar” and other issues; his music is played by the “Soul's Delight” duo, “The Ural Guitar Trio”, and by several
Russian solo-guitarists. “Bamboo's Songs” has a variety of special effects on the guitars including imitation of the
side-drum, Jew's harp and percussion effects.
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Drozd Gerard (english)
Composer and guitarist - has written more than 100 works for or with guitar(s). Composed among others: Concertos
with orchestra, 24 Preludes, Sonatas, Suites, Sets of Variations, Chamber music, 24 Preludes & Fugues and not only.
His music is not easy to describe. Very exqusite treatment of harmony - called by the composer himself as “a
kaleidoscopic harmony”, counterpoint and unexpected melodic element - are the main factors of the music. According
to many musicians - his style is very much his own; a kind of “pure music”.
Gerard Drozd's music has been performed by such artists as: Carlo Marchione, Zoran Dukic, Alexander Swete, Lily
Afshar, Paolo Pegoraro, Guitart Quartet, Gerhard Reichenbach, Sante Tursi, Trio Chitarristico “A.Vivaldi”, Vladislav
Blaha, William Feasley, Giampaolo Bandini and others. He is creator and artistic director of the Gliwice International
Guitar Festival.
Drozdzowskj Mjroslaw (english)
Mjroslaw Drozdzowskj (born in 1964 in Pabianice) started to learn playing the guitar with MA Jerzy Sochacki in age of
14. Then he continued studying at PSSM of 2nd degree with Prof. Aleksander Kowalczyk. From 1987 to 1991 he
studied at the University of Music in Lodz in class of guitar with Prof. Jerzy Nalepka. Guitarist, composer, arranger,
vocalist and educator. He has cooperated with various groups such as: “Alex”, “Rezerwat”, “Mrowisko”, “Mocni w
Duchu” also with Pawel Rurak-Sokal. Recently he works as educator in music schools in Poland. His students are
prizewinners of nationwide and international contests. Since study hes been composing solo and intimately for
acoustic guitar. He has in his output about 200 compositions kept in various styles. He is a prizewinner in
International Contest for guitar composition for children, Minsk - Gomel 2003. His pieces are suggested in programs
of many competitions: International Festival of Guitar Music Rewal - Trzesacz 2004, Interschool Competition for the
Performance of M. Drozdzowski’s Composition in Tomaszow Mazowiecki and others. He publishes in the papers “Swiat
Gitar” and “Bialoruska Gitara”. In 2003, in publishing house “La Passione” - Czestochowa he published his first album
“Compositions for children for guitar” which involves 30 pieces.
Drude Matthias (english)
Matthias Drude was born on 18th May 1960 in Prisser, in the North German district of Dannenberg. He received his
first piano lessons at the age of six. Later he began to play the trombone and to learn composition under the tuition of
Christoph Hempel and Thomas Schmidt-Kowalski, both at the music school in Hanover. Having left secondary school,
he commenced his studies of music and history in Hanover, subsequently studying Theory of music and composition
under Diether de la Motte (Hanover) and Ulrich Leyendecker (Hamburg). Between 1984 and 1993 he taught harmony
and gave aural training at the colleges of music in Hanover and, since 1988, in Lübeck.
Between 1990 and 1993 he was vice-president of the North German section of the the “Deutscher
Komponistenverband” (Association of German Composers), since 2001 president of the Saxonian section.
Since the winter semester 1993/94 he has been working as a full-time-lecturer (2001 professor) at the college of
sacred music in Dresden, his subjects encompassing theory of music, aural training, playing from scores, theory of
musical forms and instruments.
In 1999 he was invited at the Universtity of the Plilippines for teaching composition as a guest lecturer.
Matthias Drude was awarded the Lower Saxony scholarship for young talent, as well a scholarship for composers
allowing him to spend a period at the artists’ colony of Schreyahn. He also won prizes for his orchestral composition
“Puppenspiele” (Puppet-show) and for his string quartet.
His work includes four oratorios (“Christmas Oratorio”), compositions for orchestra, choir, piano, organ, guitar,
accordion, brass ensemble, furthermore chamber music and lieder. Drude’s works are scored in traditional notation
and performers value their practicability, craftsmanship and their depth of emotion.
At present working as a university professor and freelance composer, Matthias Drude lives in Dresden with his wife
Andrea and son Niklas.
Web: (2013)
Duarte John (english)
English composer, in his compositions he uses a traditional language open to parody and variation (in his attempt to
use popular material and folkloric melodies) and to jazz innovations (he loved this kind of music and played in many
groups as a double bass player). In his operas Night Music e All in a Row he made an attempt to compose accordy to
dodecaphony and avant-garde.
(Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Duarte John (english)
I began my musical life as a jazz guitarist with eighteen months of sporadic lessons (1934-36) from Terence Usher,
an amateur guitarist and professional public relations officer to Manchester City Council. He gave me a sound
technical grounding and a knowledge of basic musical theory, and encouraged me to improvise - for all of which I owe
him a debt of gratitude. They were the only formal lessons in music I ever had. He was also interested in the classic
guitar and this led naturally to my own growing interest in that instrument and in art music in general. As the
processes of improvisation and composition are essentially the same - composition is improvisation, given the benefit
of time to reconsider and refine the product. At first I wrote small pieces for thè jazz guitar, mostly 'portraits' of
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Duarte John (italiano)
current girlfriends, but 1939 I had begun to write for the classic guitar; it developed naturally from there. Music
remained an increasingly rewarding hobby, secondary to my professional life as a scientist, until I was almost fìfty
years old, when it look over the whole of my working life and science ceased to play an active part in it. Improvised
music originates in the mind and is ‘heard' in the inner ear, and this is a two-way process; what one hears becomes
translatable into 'play-back' action and/or, given a knowledge of musical theory, comprehensible. It can provide a
direct route to eclecticism - one may adopt what one chooses into one's own bloodstream, and bypass what one feels
foreign to one’s own nature. For this reason I have never had one immediately identifiable style and have happily
lived with a wide variety of idioms. By the same token, wise performers choose to play only what 'speaks to' their
own natures. (John W. Duarte, 2001)
Duarte John (italiano)
Compositore inglese, utlilizza, nelle sue composizioni, un linguaggio fedele alla tradizione che si apre però alla parodia
e alla variazione (nel tentativo di utilizzare materiale popolare e melodie folcloristiche) e alle innovazioni del jazz
(Duarte amava molto il genere e suonò in diverse formazioni come contrabbassista). Nelle opere Night Music e All in a
Row, infine, si riscontra la volontà di saggiare il terreno della musica dodecafonica e d’avanguardia. (Barbara
Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Dufour Denis (français)
Né à Lyon en 1953, Denis Dufour suit au CNSM de Paris les cours de composition avec Ivo Malec, Guy Reibel, Pierre
Schaeffer et Michel Philippot, d’analyse avec Claude Ballif. Compositeur et chercheur, il fut membre de l'Ina-GRM de
1976 à 2000 où il a travaillé entre autres à l'élaboration de Syter et de l'acousmographe.
Créateur, enseignant, organisateur de concerts et de rencontres professionnelles, il fonde et dirige plusieurs
formations instrumentales (Trio GRM Plus / TM+, Les Temps Modernes, l'ensemble Syntax), le festival international
d'art acousmatique et des arts de support Futura en 1992, la structure de production, formation et édition
discographique Motus en 1996, et l'association Syntax (gestion d'un ensemble instrumental, organisation de cycles,
festival et concerts). Il enseigne la composition acousmatique et instrumentale aux conservatoires régionaux de Lyon
de 1980 à 1995, de Perpignan depuis 1995, de Paris depuis 2007 et du Pôle supérieur d'enseignement artistique Paris
Boulogne-Billancourt depuis 2010. De 2001 à 2004 il a été compositeur en résidence au Domaine de Kerguéhennec,
centre d’art contemporain (Morbihan). Il est l'auteur de plus de 150 opus à ce jour parmi lesquels des oeuvres
instrumentales (orchestrales, de chambre, vocales ou mixtes) et des oeuvres acousmatiques aux formats et aux
dimensions très diversifiés.
Web: (2010)
Dufourt Hugues (italiano)
Compositore svizzero, ha studiato pianoforte a Ginevra con Louis Hiltbrand, e composizione con Jacques Guyonnet.
Insignito di numerosi premi, ha fondato in centro 'Recherche Musicale'. Il suo linguaggio è neostrutturalista.
Duga Edo (english)
Born in Zagreb in 1916, turned very early to professional guitar teaching - first in primary schools, also teaching
solfeggio and conducting various youth choirs and orchestras. After 1962 his attention was focused on classical guitar
pedagogy and his first guitar editions were published in Zagreb in 1965. He also established a career as a successful
guitar professor. (Uros Dojcinovic: Guitar Compositions from Yugoslavia. Vol.II Croatia, 2003)
Duke Vernon (italiano)
(Vladimir Dukelskij). Compositore nato a Pskov, morto a Santa Monica. Ha studiato a Kiev, e si è trasferito in USA
negli anni '20. Amico di Gershwin ed autore di commedie musicali. Il suo stile assembla modi europei e jazz.
Dumond Arnaud (italiano)
Chitarrista e compositore francese nato a Parigi nel 1952. Ha studiato con A.Ponce alla Scuola Normale di Musica di
Paris, e con Nadia Boulanger, Maurice Ohana e J-P. Guezec.
Dumond Arnaud (français)
Arnaud DUMOND a déjà enregistré une vingtaine de disques, de Bach à l'électroacoustique, et au luth, ainsi que
divers duos avec clavecin, flûte, guitare folk, guitare jazz, et avec la comédienne Marie-Christine Barrault. Disques
distribués par Integral Classic. Il a publié nombre de partitions pour guitare(s) en France (Lemoine, Transatlantiques
etc.) et au Québec (Oz, Dobermann).
Plusieurs magazines lui ont consacré leur couverture, en France comme à l'étranger. Avec le flamenquiste Vincent Le
Gall il a fondé un répertoire unique en son genre, le Flammes & Co. guitar duet, qui poursuit une carrière dans le
monde entier avec un grand succès.
Reconnu l'un des plus singuliers guitariste-compositeur de son temps, invité des plus grands festivals à travers le
monde, il a déjà joué dans une cinquantaine de pays. Premier français primé dans l'histoire du Concours International
de Guitare de Paris Radio-France, il sera aussi couronné au Concours Yamaha de Tokyo (pour interprètescompositeurs), au Concours Gaudeamus de Musique contemporaine d'Amsterdam (ouvert à tous les instruments),
ainsi qu'à celui des Jeunesses Musicales Internationales etc. Ces prestigieuses récompenses assureront sa notoriété
dans le milieu guitaristique et musical du monde entier.
Attiré jeune vers la composition en autodidacte, il assistera aux cours d'analyse de J-P. Guézec, Maurice Ohana et
Nadia Boulanger. Sa formation musicale sera également suivie par la belle-soeur du compositeur-organiste Maurice
Duruflé. Il compose aussi pour musique de chambre, orchestre (concerti), choeur (Requiem, Messe, Madrigaux),
ballets, et un opéra à venir: Le château de Barbe-Bush... Oeuvres pour la plupart enregistrées et souvent primées
(USA, Amérique du Sud, Suisse, Concours Lycéen de la Lettre du Musicien etc.).
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Dunaevskij Isaak (italiano)
Web: (2011)
Dunaevskij Isaak (italiano)
Compositore ucraino nato a Poltava e morto a Mosca. Autore di operette, musica da film e canzoni, è stato uno tra i
compositori di successo in Unione Sovietica. Giornalista, conferenziere è stato insignito di numerosi riconoscimenti
nella ex-URSS.
Duncan Eve (english)
Eve Duncan’s current projects include Butterfly Modernism, a piano quintet for Michael Kieran Harvey and the Silo
String Quartet inspired by the iconic Australian fifties McCraith beach house designed by Chancellor and Patrick.
She has recently created and presented Dredge, in collaboration with photographer Siri Hayes that responded to
issues around dredging in the bays. The photography for this project can be seen at . The music
for this was played by Speak Percussion and instruments for Time and the Tides included found objects from the
beach such as take away containers and shells, as well as fishing tackle and stainless steel cargo drums used at the
A setting of Australian poet David Malouf’s Madonna and Child with Goldfinch for mezzo-soprano and string quartet
was recently premiered by Debora Kayser and the Silo String Quartet.
She was recently awarded second prize for Europa for contrabass and piano in the British Recital Music Double Bass
Composition Competition. In 2008 her work Four Blackboard Pieces for piano quintet was includedin
theexhibition Joseph Beuys and Rudolf Steiner: Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition at the National Gallery of Victoria,
Melbourne. Buddha on Mars for symphony orchestra was performed in 2005 by the National Symphony of Thailand.
She has worked with Tom E. Lewis and Amos Roach, both didjeridu players, and collaborated with Aboriginal poet Lisa
Bellear, with whom she created the only settings of Lisa’s poetry for Rhapsody in Motion, directed by Anna Monea.
She gained her Master of Music in Composition with Brenton Broadstock at the University of Melbourne, and her
Honours in Composition at Latrobe University where her teachers were Theodore Dollarhide and Anthony Briggs.
She is a former Chair of the Melbourne Composers League, and has enjoyed curating cross-cultural concerts and
directing Federation Music Week, an international Asian-Pacific contemporary music festival for the Asian Composers
Web: (2012)
Dünki Jean-Jacques (english)
Born 28.2.1948
Dünki was born in Aarau. He studied piano at Basel Academy of Music under Rolf Maser, gaining a soloist diploma. His
student years were spent in Berlin, London, New York and Baltimore, under the tutelage of Leon Fleischer, Peter
Feuchtwanger and Charles Rosen. He has studied piano with Maurizio Pollini, Claude Helffer and Edith Picht-Axenfeld;
conducting with Michael Gielen; history of performance practice with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He has also followed
lectures in the science of music with Carl Dahlhaus in Berlin, analysis with Hans Keller in London, as well as studying
English and ancient Greek at John Hopkins University, Baltimore. As a composer he is essentially self-taught. Today
Dunki wears a number of hats - as composer, soloist and keyboardist, and is a regular guest at festivals in Berlin,
Graz, Donaueschingen and Geneva. Since 1984 he has taught piano classes and chamber music at Basel Academy of
Music, and teaches regular courses in Switzerland, Germany, England, USA and Japan. Besides some publishing work,
he is artistic director of “Chamber-Art Basel”.
Dünki Jean-Jacques (italiano)
Pianista e Compositore svizzero nato ad Aarau nel 1948. Ha studiato piano a Berlin, Baltimore, New York e London. Si
è specializzato in musica barocca e rinascimentale. Svolge intensa carriera internazionale come pianista.
Dunne Matthew (english)
Matthew Dunne has a distinguished reputation as a guitarist. A pupil of Bruce Holzman at Florida State University and
of Aaron Shearer at the North Carolina School of the Arts, he was also awarded a scholarship for the Banff Centre for
Fine Arts, combining his skills in classical and jazz performance. He is head of the guitar programme at the University
of Texas at San Antonio and holds a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in classical and jazz
performance. His Appalachian Summer was written for the 2005 Guitar Foundation of America Competition, held at
Dünser Richard (english)
1959 Born on May 1 in Bregenz, Vorarlberg Studied at Bregenz Conservatory following A-levels
1977-85 Studied at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Augustin Kubizek (structure and
composition); composition with Alfred Uhl from autumn 1980; simultaneously completed music-teaching studies
1981/82 Attended Karl Österreicher´s conducting class
1983 Finished instrumental music-teaching and composition studies
1983-85 Further composition studies with Francis Burt
1984 Master of Arts degree
1985-87 Studied with Hans Werner Henze at the State College of Music in Cologne
1987-91 Teaching structure at the “Mozarteum” University for Music in Salzburg, in Innsbruck and at the Province of
Vorarlberg Conservatory
since 1991 Full professor for music theory at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Doblinger
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Duran Dolores (français)
Duran Dolores (français)
Chanteuse, auteur compositeur, elle chantait surtout des sambas cançaos (sambas lentes) et était très appréciée du
public brésilien. Dolores Duran est morte très jeune, elle a laissé plusieurs chansons qui font partie des grands
standards d'aujourd'hui.
Durand-Hubert Pierre (français)
Né le 22.04.1929 à Granville. Elève de José THOMAS et autodidatte pour le jazz. A fondé l’Académie de Guitare de
Besançon en 1968. A écrit de très nombreuses pièces pour guitare (auto-éditées) ainsi que pour d’autres instruments.
Dutilleaux Henri (italiano)
Compositore nato ad Angers nel 1916. Dopo gli studi a Parigi, inizia a comporre in stile neoclassico con influssi di
M.Ravel. A partire dagli anni '60 si è accostato a nuove tecniche sperimentali.
Dyens Roland (english)
He began to study guitar when he was only 9 and he obtained his Diploma in 1976 studying with Alberto Ponce. From
this moment on he became one of the most important guitarist, winning many prizes, bwtween which there is the
Villa-Lobos Special Prize at Concorso Internazionale di Alessandria. He studied also composition and orchestration. He
is also a very busy teacher.
(Barbara Bellettini: Breve Storia della Chitarra)
Dyens Roland (english)
Bio from site
Roland Dyens shares the joy of his musical talent while performing, composing and teaching throughout the world.
This tri-dimensional offering provides the basis for the phenomenal success of this musician and his ongoing
Never falling short of a full event, Roland Dyens’concerts unfold for attendees as a personal experience of emotional
awakening. Deeply inspired in this arena of musical unity, audience members will often later use the impact of the
artist’s virtuosity and creativity in their own perception of music and, more broadly, their lives as well. For those of
Roland Dyens’ audiences who are unfamiliar with the contours and nuances of classical guitar performance, one often
witnesses an inspirational discovery of the instrument and its musical potential.
Roland Dyens has a sensitive and colorful approach to the guitar– an unfailing open-mindedness which brings
together all forms of music to each and every one of his programs. His stage presence, his improvised openings and
unique relationship with the listeners undeniably position him at the forefront of guitar performance today.
For a long time now, his music has been an integral part of the instrument’s repertoire, placing him at the heart of a
select group of contemporary guitarist/composers who enjoy such a privileged position. His compositions and
arrangements are widely performed and highly acclaimed throughout the world. They provide a new breath of life for
the guitar as this player and composer never ceases to challenge the limitations of his instrument.
The growing number of participants and auditors in Roland Dyens’master classes is surely due to the depth of his
presentation which is rich in innovative themes. With a keen sense of quality and emotional strength, his natural
ability to communicate with guitarists of younger generations transforms the formality of a master class into a joyful
Roland Dyens teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
Born on October 19, 1955, French interpreter, composer, arranger and improviser Roland Dyens began guitar studies
at the age of nine. Four years later he became a student of Spanish Master guitarist Alberto Ponce and, in 1976, was
awarded the Licence de Concert de l’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.
While learning his instrument, Roland Dyens also studied composition with the renowned teacher, composer and
orchestra director Désiré Dondeyne under whose guidance he was awarded the first Prize in Harmony, Counterpoint
and Analysis.
Among the most distinguished awards obtained during the early years of his career, Roland Dyens received the
Special Prize at the International Competition “Città di Alessandria” (Italy) and the Grand Prix du Disque de
l’Académie Charles-Cros, both in honor of the major Brasilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.
At the age of 25 he became a laureate of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. Eight years after this, he was recognized as
one of the “100 Best Living Guitarists” in all styles by the French magazine Guitarist.
On the 30th of September 2006, he was awarded the “Chitarra d’Oro 2006” for his works as a composer by the
Presidency of the International Guitar Competition “Città di Alessandria” .
Dyens Roland (italiano)
Compositore e chitarrista francese nato a Túnisi. Ha studiato alla Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris con Alberto
Ponce. Ha ottenuto notevole successo come interprete, arrangiatore, compositore, ed improvvisatore.
Dyens Roland (français)
Né le 19.10.1955 à Tunis. Etudes avec PONCE (licence de concert de J’ENMP). Prix Villa-Lobos d’Alessandria, Lauréat
des Fondations MENUHIN et BERACASA. Etudes d’écriture pendant 7 ans avec D. DONDEYNE. Concertiste, Arrangeur,
Improvisateur. 4 disques (Prix Académie Charles Cros). Oeuvres éditées chez Lemoine.
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Dwyer Benjamin (english)
Dwyer Benjamin (english)
A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, the Royal Academy of Music, London and Queens University, Belfast (where he
received his Ph.D) Benjamin Dwyer is one of Ireland's foremost musicians. Equally known as a guitarist and as a
composer, Dwyer has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Neubrandenberg Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Santos Symphony Orchestra (Brazil), the
renowned Vogler Quartet and new music ensemble VOX21. He has perfomed world-wide from New York to Vienna and
is a regular visitor to all the Irish music festivals.
His performances are distinguished by a complete technical command of his instrument allied to a strict affiliation to
the text while his programming has always reflected the latest innovative aspects of the repertoire. In recent years he
has explored music beyond the boundaries of classical music and has formed Tango Society (a group specializing in
Tango and which released its first CD La Historia del Tango in 2006) and has worked extensively with Irish jazz
legend Mike Nielsen in a highly innovative project of free-improvisation. They recently released their first CD
(Evolution) which features a mix of Dwyer's improvisatory explorations of his own guitar compositions and Nielsen's
cutting edge idiom.
Dwyer is considered to be one of the leading composers of his generation in Ireland and has received commissions
from RTÉ national television & radio, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTÉ Lyric fm radio, Bradyworks
from Canada, the Music Network, Ensemble Madrid and the Instituto Cervantes among others. He has in the past five
years composed a number of important large-scale works including Rajas, Sattva, Tamas (Concerto for Percussion &
Orchestra), his ground-breaking Twelve Études for guitar and his Concerto No. 2 for Guitar and Orchestra which he
wrote for the renowned Brazilian guitarist Fabio Zanon.
Benjamin Dwyer's contribution to new music in Ireland has been vast. He founded the Mostly Modern series in 1990
(now known as MUSIC21) which has become a central platform in Ireland for contemporary music for more than a
decade. He is also a founder-member of the new music ensemble Vox21. He has appeared regularly on Irish national
television and radio as a performer and commentator, and has written extensively on contemporary music for many
journals including the Journal of Music in Ireland and the Musical Times. In 2006 he was elected a member of
Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists established by the Arts Council to honour those artists whose work has
made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland. Dwyer was Artistic Director of a major retrospective of the
life and works of György Ligeti which held in Dublin in November 2007. In December 2008, he released his latest CD Twelve Etudes for solo guitar which was described by Fabio Zanon as 'the summation of an entire guitar epoch'. This
year, Dwyer was nominated by the Royal Academy of Music (London) for the award of Associate of the Royal
Academy of Music (ARAM). This prestigious honor is bestowed upon those former students deemed “to have made a
significant contribution to the music profession.”
Web: (2010)
Echave Cabrera Víctor (español)
Víctor Echave Cabrera: Nació en Ayaviri, el 24 de febrero de 1892. Destacado jurista, pero sobretodo icreíble músico.
Diestro ejecutante de piano, mandolina, banyo, bandurria, charango, violín, flauta, y sobretodo guitarra. Inventó la
“echaviva” o “guitafona”, de 17 cuerdas. Sus viajes Europa lo motivaron a su regreso a Ayaviri a formar una
estudiantina y una eficiente orquesta de cámara a través de la cual introduce la música altiplánica a la música clásica.
No solo fué músico, sin también escribió ensayos, leyendas. Este hombre incansable murió el 24 de abril de 1963.
Echecopar Javier (español)
Javier Echecopar, además de ser un fino ejecutante, es un estudioso investigador del pasado musical de su país,
resumido en los programas de sus conciertos y las ediciones musicales que produce. Sus preocupaciones van desde el
rescate de música de siglos anteriores de su país, hasta la composición de obras para guitarra de un tono descriptivo.
(Néstor Guestrin, La Guitarra en la Música Sudamericana)
Edgerton Michael (english)
Michael Edward Edgerton received the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign in 1994. Since then, he has had international success as a composer, performer, researcher, and
theorist. In total, his activities encompass an interdisciplinary approach involving the disciplines of music composition,
systematic musicology, music theory, music performance, acoustics, voice science and perception.
Michael's compositional activities are centred on dynamical generative processes that exist at the junctions where
systems of complexity meet acoustical exploration. Theoretically this approach utilizes principles adapted from his
study of nonlinear dynamics, scale-free networks, acoustics and perception. This information is often utilized in
compositional settings that feature decoupled and scaled multidimensional phase spaces which attempt to heighten
the inherent nonlinearities of instruments and voices.
Michael's catalogue lists over 70 compositions, which have been performed in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. These
compositions have received numerous prizes and recognition.
Michael is actively engaged in research that utilizes the tools of acoustics, perception and nonlinear dynamics and
may be classified as follows: a) acoustical and physiologic study of (extra-normal) vocal production; b) research
focused on decoupled and scaled multidimensional phase spaces; c) study of nonlinear dynamics applied to sound
production and musical composition, and; d) perception. The results of these activities have led to publications in the
journals Organized Sound, Perspectives of New Music, Journal of Voice, Contemporary Music Review (forthcoming),
Complexity Digest and Scientific American, among others, as well as a book (The 21st Century Voice, the newest
addition in the New Instrumentation Series, Scarecrow Press, Lanham: MD, 2005).
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Edwards Geoge (english)
Edwards Geoge (english)
George Harrison Edwards (1943-2011) was named MacDowell Professor Emeritus of Music by the Committee on
Education Policy of the Trustees of Columbia University in January of 2009. He was on the faculty of Columbia
University from 1976, becoming an Associate Professor of Music in 1986 and Vice Chairman of the Music Department
in 1989. He has also been on the theory faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and a lecturer at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His undergraduate studies were completed at Oberlin College, and he received
an MFA in Music Composition from Princeton University in 1967. Following his graduation from Princeton he was
accepted as a composition fellow at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, where he won the Koussevitzky
Composition Prize. He was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship, the Naumburg Recording Award, a Koussevitzky Music
Foundation Award, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, among other honors. Edwards joined the American
Composers Alliance in 1971.
Eespere René (italiano)
Compositore estone, ha studiato a Tallin ed a Mosca con Aram Chachaturian. Ha scritto balletti, opere vocali e
sinfoniche, musica da camera, cori popolari e canzoni per bambini.
Ehrlich Abel (english)
Abel Ehrlich was born in Cranz, East Prussia, in 1915. He studied violin and began composing as a child. In 1934 he
fled from Nazi Germany to Yugoslavia and pursued music studies in Zagreb. As a jew, he was forced to leave
Yugoslavia and immigrated to Israel after a short stay in Albania. In Israel he continued his studies at the Eretz-Israel
Conservatory in Jerusalem - his violin teachers were Emil Hauser and Tzvi Rothenberg and his composition teacher
was Prof. Shlomo Rosovsky.
His educational activities include teaching at various institutes such as the Israel Conservatory, the Rubin Academy of
Music and Dance, Jerusalem; the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv; Bar-Ilan University and the Oranim College.
His interest in Arab and Eastern Music and later, after attending the Darmstadt Summer Courses, in adapting serial
methods in his own way, did not force national or folkloric disguise. The simplicity and directness in the way he
presents his ideas shows his respect for the act of creation and requires a careful listening.
Ehrlich was awarded the ACUM Prize (8 times), the Liberson Prize (3 times) and the Prime Minister’s Prize for Israeli
Composers. In 1972 was awarded a prize of the Alte Kirche Foundation, Boswil, Switzerland, for his work ARPMUSIC.
Abel Ehrlich was, In 1997, recepient of the Israel Prize for Music.
Einem Gottfried von (italiano)
Compositore e pianista austriaco nato a Berna, morto in Oberdurnbach. Ha studiato con B.Blacher in Berlin. È stato
presidente della Società Autori ed Editori Austriaci. Compositore dallo stile eclettico, si è dedicato con successo al
teatro lirico.
Eisenberg Alexandre (english)
Composer Alexandre Eisenberg is a native of Rio de Janeiro, and studied composition there and in the United States
at Indiana University. His works have been featured at the biannual festivals of contemporary music in Rio de Janeiro,
and performed throughout Brazil, the US, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and China. He is presently professor of music
at the Federal University of Santa Maria (Rio Grande do Sul).
Web: (2010)
Eisenberg Alexandre (portuguese)
Alexandre J. Eisenberg graduou-se em Música (flauta) e em Composição (Mestrado) na Universidade Federal do Rio
de Janeiro, doutorando-se em 2006 pela Universidade de Indiana (EUA). Participante de festivais de música brasileira
desde 1985, suas obras têm sido encomendadas por intérpretes como Celso Woltzenlogel, Nicolas Barros e Fábio
Adour e por festivais como a Bienal de Música Brasileira Comtemporânea, Estreias Brasileiras, do Centro Cultural
Banco do Brasil, o Encontro de Compositores Latino-americanos (Belo Horizonte, 2003) e os Panoramas de Música
Brasileira Contemporânea da UFRJ. Em 1999, Eisenberg venceu o 3ª Concurso Internacional de Composição para
Violão Rodrigo Riera (Caracas, Venezuela) com Prelúdio, coral e fuga para violão; em 2005, venceu o Concurso
Internacional de Composição para Fagote de Angoulême (França) com Megalogadron; e recebeu o Dean’s Prize da
Universidade de Indiana na categoria música de câmara por seu Concerto para viola e conjunto misto. Foi primeiro
flautista da Orquestra Amazonas Filarmônica e estreou diversas obras contemporâneas brasileiras. Com atividade
docente em Israel, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus e Indiana, é professor adjunto de composição na Universidade Federal de
Santa Maria (RS). (2010)
Eisler Hanns (italiano)
Compositore tedesco nato a Lipsia nel 1998, morto a Berlino nel 1962. Allievo di A.Schönberg, teorizza la necessità di
comunicare con musica accessibile. Per motivi politici deve emigrare prima dalla Germania ed in seguito dall'USA. Si
stabilisce nella DDR.
El-Dabh Halim (italiano)
Compositore, etnomusicologo e docente, nato in Cairo nel 1921. Iniziati gli studi di pianoforte, ha iniziato a comporre
giovanissimo. Trasferitosi in USA nel 1950 è considerato il più importante compositore egiziano di musica classica.
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El-Salamouny Ahmed (italiano)
El-Salamouny Ahmed (italiano)
Chitarrista compositore tedesco nato a Münster nel 1957. Di discendenza egiziana, ha studiato chitarra con Barna
Kovats. Interprete ed esperto musicologo della chitarra in Brasile.
Elgar Edward William (english)
Edward William Elgar (June 2, 1857 – February 231934), English composer, was born in the small Worcestershire
village of Broadheath to William Elgar, a piano tuner and music dealer, and his wife Ann. Surrounded by sheet music
and instruments in his father's shop in Worcester's High Street, the young Elgar became self-taught in music. On
warm summer's days, he would take manuscripts into the countryside to study them. Thus began for him a strong
association between music and nature. As he was later to say, “There is music in the air, music all around us, the
world is full of it and you simply take as much as you require”. Having left school at the age of 15, he began work for
a local solicitor, but after a year, embarked on a musical career, conducting piano and violin lessons. At 22, he took
up the post of bandmaster at the Worcester and County Lunatic Asylum, a couple of miles to the southwest of
Worcester. At 29, through his teaching, he met Alice Roberts, a Major-General's daughter (shades of Sullivan!) and
married her three years later. (His engagment present to her was 'Salut d'amour') The Elgars soon moved to London,
to be closer to the centre of English musical life, and Edward started composing in earnest.
In 1889, at the age of 32, his first major work, the EnigmaVariations, was premiered in London under the baton of
the eminent German conductor Hans Richter. It was received with general acclaim, establishing Elgar as the preeminent English composer of his generation. This work is formally titled Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma).
The enigma is that although there are 15 variations on the original theme”, the original theme itself is never heard.
He is probably best known for the Pomp and Circumstance march, the finale to which is used as the tune for the
English national anthem Land of Hope and Glory. In recent years, however, some of his other works, such as the Cello
Concerto and the Dream of Gerontius, have achieved recognition by classical music fans who regard his more popular
works as less substantial. The house in Broad Heath where he was born is now a museum devoted to him. There is
now a statue of him at the end of Worcester High Street, facing the cathedral, only yards from where his father's shop
once stood. [This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or
in part from the Wikipedia article on Edward Elgar]
Elgar Edward William (italiano)
Compositore inglese, nato a Broadheath nel 1857, morto a Worcester nel 1934. Iniziati gli studi con il padre, è stato
sostanzialmente autore autodidatta. È considerato il padre della musica inglese moderna, il suo stile è contrassegnato
dall'equilibrio tra novità e tradizione.
Emsley Richard (english)
Richard Emsley was born in Yorkshire and following study under Arnold Whittall at University College, Cardiff and at
Dartington Summer School with Peter Maxwell Davies, he moved to London. He helped to form and direct the groundbreaking ensemble Suoraan which during the 1970s and 1980s brought the music of Xenakis, Holliger and others to
the UK for the first time. He has written commissions for the Fires of London, Inner London Education Authority and
others, and his music has been played at festivals and venues worldwide including ISCM World Music Days in 1999
and 2001, Evenings of New Music Bratislava, ...antasten... Pianoforum Heilbronn and Mostly Modern Dublin. A CD of
his music was released in March 2002 by METIER.
Engel Claude (english)
Claude Engel is born in 1948, in Paris. His musical training almost coincides with his stage debut, since, as early as
1960, he plays the guitar in the show orchestra his father conducts. During eight years, he familiarizes himself with
the many aspects of popular music while pursuing parallel studies at the Conservatoire musical de Tours in parallel. In
1968, he enters a multiform career where are intertwined in a fantastic symphony composing for the classical guitar,
passion for rock music, numerous recording sessions where he contributes both his guitar expertise and his musical
involvement in the world of advertisement and cartoons, not to mention his three albums and many shows where,
either alone or with other artists, he gives free rein to his talents as composer, guitarist and singer. From Charles
Aznavour to Serge Gainsbourg via Vladimir Cosma, Catherine Lara, Francis Cabrel, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Sid Vicious
(Sex Pistols), Astor Piazzola and Herbie Hancock, many are the renowned stars, in Europe as well as in North- and
South-America, who have had the opportunity to enjoy Claude Engel's collaboration. In 1979, he took part in the
recording of Starmania, in its original version; in 1986, he composed La fugue du petit Poucet, a musical tale inspired
by a novel from Michel Tournier and played, among others, by Renaud, Jacques Higelin, Fabienne Thibault and Alain
Souchon. In 1997, he accepted to write and record the guitar parts of the opera Notre-Dame de Paris. He recently
joined Johnny Hallyday in interpreting songs from Elvis Presley, during the shooting of the film Love me. (Sylvain
Lemay-Les productions d'OZ)
Engel Fritz (english)
Guitarist and guitar teacher, born in Berlin, died in Reutte/Tyrol (Austria), disciple of Heinrich Jordan in Berlin, has
lived since 1923 in Tyrol, at first in Innsbruck and since 1945 in Reutte, founder (1945) and leader (up to 1982) of
the “Engelfamilie”, a vocal and instrumental ensemble, consisting mostly of members of his large family. He toured
with his ensemble through Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa. (Rainer Stelle)
Engel Paul (english)
1949 Born on November 14 in Reutte (Tyrol)
1952-81 Playing in the family ensemble with concert tours in Europe and ouverseas
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Eötvös József (english)
1965 Started musical studies at the Conservatory of the City of Innsbruck (piano, theory and composition)
1970-73 Studied at the University of Music in Munich (composition with Günter Bialas, piano with Rosl Schmid)
1973 Diploma
1973-75 Master class with Wilhelm Killmayer
1974 Richard Strauss Award of the City of Munich
1974-87 Teaching at the University of Music in Munich (Harmony, Ear training)
1979 State scholarship for composition of the Austrian Ministry of Education and Arts
1981 1st Prize of the competition of the Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung, Bonn
1982 Supportive Award for music of the City of Munich
1982-87 Director of the Hofbrunner Kammerorchester Munichv
1983 Supportive Award for composition of the Austrian Ministry of Education and Arts
from 1987
Free-lance composer and conductor (Munich Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, Munich Chamber
Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra a. o.)
1996 Arts Prize of the Province of Tyrol
(Doblinger catalogue)
Eötvös József (english)
Studied guitar at the Hochschule fiir Musik in Weimar with R. Zimmer, as well as composition with E Just. He played
concerts in many countries and regularly gives masterclasses in Europe and world-wide. He established the guitar
department at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, where he currently teaches. He is the artistic director of
the Esztergom Guitar Festival. In 2004 he received the ‘Franz Liszt Award” - the highest award for musicians in
Hungary. (2005)
Eötvös Peter (english)
Peter Eötvös was born in Székelyudvarhely in Transsylvania on 2 January 1944. At the age of 14 he was admitted to
the Budapest Academy of Music by Kodály. In 1966 a scholarship enabled him to study conducting at Hochschule für
Musik Cologne. Between 1968 and 1976 he played regularly with the Stockhausen Ensemble and from 1971 to 1979
he collaborated with the electronic music studio of the WDR in Cologne. In 1978, at the invitation of Pierre Boulez, he
conducted the inaugural concert of IRCAM in Paris and was subsequently named musical director of the Ensemble
InterContemporain, a post he held until 1991. In 1980 he made his PROMS debut. Eötvös was Principal Guest
Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (from 1985-1988), First Guest Conductor of the Budapest Festival
Orchestra (from 1992-1995) and of the National Philharmonic Orchestra Budapest (from 1998), as well as Chief
Conductor of the Radio Chamber Orchestra of Hilversum (from 1994). In 1991 he founded the International Eötvös
Institute and Foundation for young conducters and composers. Being professor at the Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik
from 1992-98, Eötvös has been teaching at the Cologne Musikhochschule since 1998. He was appointed Officier de
l'Ordre des l'Arts et des Lettres by the French Cultural Minister in 1988, was awarded the Bartók Prize in Hungary in
1997 and the Christoph-und-Stephan-Kaske-Prize in Germany in 2000. Since the same year he has been a member of
the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, the Szechenyi Academy of Art in Budapest and the Sächsische Akademie der
Künste in Dresden.
Epstein Nomi (english)
Nomi Epstein is active as a composer, concert organizer, and music educator. She has earned degrees from Columbia
University and New England Conservatory. Her principal teachers include Fred Lerdahl, Michael Gandolfi, Marti
Epstein, Amy Williams, Jay Alan Yim, and Augusta Read Thomas. Epstein has attended such festivals as La Schola
Cantorum?s month-long institute in Paris, the Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance under the
direction of Steve Drury at New England Conservatory, Music05 Festival at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and
Fontainebleau School for the Arts in France. Her Music for Orchestra won the first annual Northwestern University
Orchestra Composition Competition and was premiered by the Northwestern Chamber Orchestra in 2004. In
November 2005, Epstein was invited to participate in the Young Composer Workshop under Jo Kondo at the
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in Huddersfield, UK. Most recently, Epstein attended the 2006 Bang on a
Can Summer Institute where her Music for 7 Instruments and Voice was premiered under the direction of Brad
Lubman. Past commissions have come from the New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble (This Too Shall Pass
premiered in April 2006 at Jordon Hall in Boston) and the internationally renowned guitarist Seth Josel (Blueprint
premiered in June 2006 in Great Barrington, MA). Epstein?s works have been performed at various venues in Boston,
North Adams, New York, New Haven, Chicago, Cincinnati, Huddersfield, UK, and Paris, France. She is completing her
doctoral work in Composition at Northwestern University where she co-founded the new music group, ExposureMusicians for New Music. Epstein has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently an adjunct faculty
member at Northwestern University as well as a founding piano teacher at the British School of Performing Arts of
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Erdener Turgay (english)
(b. June 15, 1957, Gümüshane).
Turkish composer of mostly stage, orchestral and chamber works that have been performed in Asia and Europe. Mr.
Erdener attended mandolin classes with Rifat Akaltan as a child and then studied piano with Kâmuran Gündemir at
the Ankara Hacettepe University State Conservatory from 1968-72. He also studied composition with Nevit Kodalli
and Erçivan Saydam and music theory with Ilhan Baran at the same conservatory from 1968-78. Since 1979, he has
taught analysis, composition and harmony at the Ankara Hacettepe University State Conservatory. (Last updated on
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Erding Susanne (english)
February 17, 2003).
Erding Susanne (english)
Born in Schwäbisch Hall (Nordwürttemberg); she studied at the Musikhochschule Stuttgard piano and composition
with Milko Kelemen, and furthermore composition:
1980 with Dieter Acker (Munich),
1984 with Peter Maxwell Davies (Dartington / England),
1985 with Agosto Benjamin Rattenbach (Buenos Aires).
She teaches since 1979 at the Musikhochschule Stuttgard.
She composed for orchestra, ballet, piano and the opera “Joy”.
(Rainer Stelle, 2005)
Ermirio Federico (english)
The Italian composer Federico Ermirio was born in Genova in 1950. After humanistic studies and University
(Architecture) he focused on Music; studied Composition and Choir Music at the State Music Conservatory in Genova,
under the guide of Sergio Lauricella. Further he followed advanced studies with Goffredo Petrassi at the “Accademia di
Santa Cecilia” in Rome (1977 – 79). He studied also Conducting with Daniele Paris, later with Otmar Suitner at the
Hochschule für Musik in Wien (1980 – 82). He was awarded numerous prizes at important International Composers
Competitions such as; Angelicum, Guido d’Arezzo, Marinuzzi, Stockhausen, Bucchi, Filarmonica Umbra, Kucyna Prize
(Boston), Trio Basso Wettbewerb (Frankfurt), Olympia Prize (Athens), New Music Composers (New York).
He received commissions by following groups, soloists, orchestras: Ensemble europeo Antidogma, Quartetto di Asti
(Guitars), Musik Unserer Zeit – Wurzburg, Ensemble ‘900 – Amsterdam, Duo Contemporain – Rotterdam, Eder
Quartet – Budapest, Romamusica Ensemble, Trio Bosio – Pomarico – Von Wrochem, Repertorium Ensemble –
Bucarest, Orquesta Sinfonica de Porto Alegre, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Orchestra Milano Classica,
I Solisti Aquilani, University of Georgia S. Orchestra, M. Turriziani, E. Benzi, M. Masciadri (doublebass), A. Plotino, M.
Carbotta (flute), G. Vercillo, M. Tarenghi, M.G. Bellocchio, E. Audino (piano), D. Filippone, L. Riscaldi, J. Ruck, F. Sala
(guitar), R. Parisi (bass clarinet), Duo Moneta-Rota (piano four hands), Ring Around Quartet, Hideyo Nagumo
(soprano) and others. Some of his works are edited by BMG Ariola, Edipan, Tirreno, Rivo Alto, Tau – Kay, Sonzogno,
Berben, Pro Musica Studium; recorded on CDs and broadcasted by public and private networks in Italy, Spain,
Switzerland, Holland, France, Greece and Brazil.
In 2003 he was awarded “Ibla Prize” (New York), as best composer with “Alata” for violin and orchestra.
Federico Ermirio has been tenured professor in Choir Music, Composition, respectively at the Conservatories of
Cagliari, La Spezia and Genova. Since 1990 is Director of the State Music Conservatory “Antonio Vivaldi” in
Alessandria. He is also active in international Music events; Art Director of Composers Competition “M. Pittaluga”. He’s
invited in Jury of well-known international Competitions in Italy and outside.
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Es Piet [Pedro] van (español)
ES, Pedro van.- Guitarrista y compositor. Nació en Rotterdam, el 29 de Enero de 1896. Empezó el estudio de la
guitarra poco antes de estallar la gran guerra, siendo él su propio maestro. Las grandes cualidades de van Es lo
llevaron a un progreso rápido y continuado. Se relacionó con notables guitarristas de distintas nacionalidades,
asegurándose así en los pasos dados en el instrumento. Los estudios de la guitarra le obligaron a ilustrarse en
música; a tales efectos aprendió armonía y contrapunto con el profesor del Conservatorio de Rotterdam, realizando
en poco tiempo avances insospechados. Hoy la figura de P.van Es, es conocida en el mundo de la guitarra. Como
concertista ha actuado en Amsterdam, Rotterdam, La Haye, Aruhem, Zivolle, etc., habiendo dado múltiples audiciones
por radio y en distintas localidades. La “Biblioteca Fortea”, de Madrid, ha publicado unas obras de este autor; tenemos
a la vista una de ellas. Es una “Berceuse” dedicada a su colega el concertista italiano B.Terzi, dando esta “Wiegelied”,
la ventaja sobre otras similares de poderse ejecutar con una cuerda menos, o sea sin la sexta; ella no interviene, y no
hay ninguna ley que obligue al uso constante de todas las cuerdas; es de ver, desde el punto de vista técnico, un
dominio de composición “guitarrisida”. No conocemos personalmente al culto guitarrista que nos ocupa; por correo le
fueron pedidas sus notas biográficas, las que lamentamos no publicar por la razón sencilla de una imposibilidad en
constatar su grande auto-elogio.
(Domingo Prat , Diccionario de Guitarristas, Romero y Fernández, 1934)
Escobar Aylton (english)
Renowned Brazilian composer and conductor Aylton Esconar, recipient of numerous awards both in Brazil and abroad,
has works published in Venezuela, Germany, and the United States. He received the Molière Award for his
compositions for the theater, and, for his work for the cinema, awards from the Governor of the State of São Paulo
and the Paulista Association of Art Critics. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Music, where he occupies Chair
No. 25. His mentors include: Lúcia Branco, Magda Tagliaferro, Camargo Guarnieri, Alceo Bocchino, and Francisco
Mignone. He also studied under Wladimir Ussachevsky and Mario Davidovsky at Columbia University in the United
He is Professor of Orchestration, Composition, and Conducting at the University of São Paulo, and served as Director
at the Free University of Music in São Paulo and at the Campos do Jordão International Music Festival from 1993 to
1997. He has also served as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director for important Brazilian orchestras, with
participations in the international seasons of the most prestigious symphonic ensembles of Latin America.
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Escobar Pablo (español)
Escobar Pablo (español)
ESCOBAR CÁCERES, Pablo. - Concertista y profesor de guitarra. Nació el 22 de Junio del año 1900 en San José de los
Arroyos, de la República del Paraguay. Sintiendo desde muy joven una gran pasión por la música y en particular por
la guitarra, determinó trasladarse a Asunción del Paraguay, ingresando al poco tiempo en el “Instituto Paraguayo” e
inscribiéndose en las asignaturas de solfeo y de guitarra; ésta, bajo la dirección del profesor Dionisio Basualdo. Muy
pronto dejó la tutela de sus consejeros, desenvolviéndose solo en la ardua labor del estudio. Se presentó como solista
en “La Peregrinación de Caacupé”, uno de los actos artísticos organizado por el poeta Martín Barrios, hermano del
guitarrista de este apellido, en el cual tuvo tan lisonjera acogida, que determinó realizar un concierto en el Salón de la
Sociedad Italiana, de Asunción. A partir de este momento, resuelve estudios, forma programas y parte para el Brasil,
debutando en San Pablo, donde dio dos conciertos en el “Salón del Conservatorio Dramático y Musical”, y un tercero
en el “Salón Braz”, ocupándose con grandes elogios los rotativos paulisitanos y consiguiendo los mismos éxitos en el
“Salón Noble Parque”, de Santos, y en Campiñas, ciudad en la que nació el autor de “O Guarany”, A. C Gomes (18391896). En esta ciudad, Escobar anunció un solo concierto, obteniendo tan franco éxito que tuvo que realizar dos más.
Luego pasó al Uruguay y en Montevideo actuó en el “Instituto Verdi”, donde dio dos audiciones, siendo tan bien
recibido que motivó la prolongación de su estadía por una temporada de seis meses, después de los cuales se
traslada a Buenos Aires, iniciándose con un concierto patrocinado por la “Juventud Universitaria Paraguaya”, realizado
en el “Salón La Argentina”, el 21 de Julio de 1927, y más tarde, el 11 de Noviembre, en la misma sala. Poco después
se le aplaudió en “La Peña”. Ha actuado con éxito y buena remuneración en las estaciones de la Radio L. O. L. y L. O.
Y. Fue nombrado profesor del “Conservatorio del Plata” y de la “Universidad de Liniers”. Escobar, con el justo afán de
superarse, estudia armonía con el compositor Alfredo Schiuma, y en la labor de profesor de guitarra, a que está
dedicado, es de esperar excelentes resultados.
(Domingo Prat , Diccionario de Guitarristas, Romero y Fernández, 1934)
Escot Pozzi (english)
Peruvian-American composer, music theorist, writer on music, and music educator, born in 1933. She was educated
at Sas-Rosay Music Academy in Lima, the Juilliard School of Music (MS 1957), and the Hamburg Hochschule fur Musik
(1957-61). Her composition teachers were Andres Sas, William Bergsma, and Philipp Jarnach. She has received many
grants and awards, including McDowell Fellowships and Ford Foundation grants. She taught at the New England
Conservatory of Music and has been on the faculty of Wheaton College since 1972. Her works have been performed
by major orchestras worldwide.
(Janna MacAuslan and Kristan Aspen, Guitar Music by Women Composers, Greenwood, 1997)
Pozzi Escot was chosen one of the five outstanding women composers of the 20th century (with Bacewicz, Lily
Boulanger, Ruth Crawford) in 1975 when her Fifth Symphony was premiered by the New York Philharmonic.
Distinguished critics's reviews are numerous:
“Escot's Fifth Symphony is a formidable mathematical construction where the resulting sounds expresses powerful
excitement.” -Andrew Porter, The New Yorker.
“Immense excitement was created with Escot's Three Poems of Rilke.”-Theodore Strongin, The New York Times.
“American composer Escot's Piano Concerto perfectly fits in the vision of another great American, Charles Ives, the
discoverer.” -Jean-Etienne Marie, Musique Actuelle-Nice.
“In the contrast between shrill dissonances and melodious harmonies,Visione97 speaks in the most modern musical
language of the beauty of God's creation.”-Mainer Bistumsnachrichten.
“Aria II is an epic.” -Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe.
Recent performances: Carnegie Hall, Cube Ensemble-Chicago, Rome Oktoechoes Ensemble, Paris-Ensemble
Intercontemporain members, Russia St. Petersburg Chamber Players, Cologne Cathedral Sunday noon high mass by
New England Conservatory Chorus, Washington D.C. Corcoran Gallery. Escot is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow,
president of the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies, editor-in-chief of the journal Sonus, member
of the graduate theoretical studies and composition departments at New England Conservatory. Escot is co-author of
the acclaimed book Sonic Design: The Nature of Sound and Music . Her most recent book, The Poetics of Simple
Mathematics in Music, has already received extraordinary reviews.
Eshpai Andrei (english)
Born: 15 May 1925 in Kosmodemhansk.
Education: At Moscow Conservatory from 1948-1953 (piano under Sofronitsky; composition under Rakov, Miaskovsky
and Golubev). Postgraduate study under Aram Khachaturian from 1953-1956.
Principal Works: Nine symphonies, two piano concertos, four violin concertos, viola concerto, cello concerto, oboe
concerto, symphonic dances, concerto for orchestra, two violin sonatas, piano compositions, ballets, songs and
Style: His musical expressive means are very unusual due to his usage of the folklore of his native Mari people.
Typically his colourful orchestral sound seems to distill the essence of the natural world of the far north. He uses
syncopated rhythms; his rhythms seem to be related to the music of Bartok. He uses often alternations of ostinatotuttis and rhythmic shifts from folklore music.
Esquembre Quintin (english)
Quintin Esquembre (Villena, Alicante, 1885 - Madrid, 1965)
Not much biographical data exists about this musician and what was available was unfortunately very difficult to
obtain. In this sense I am most thankful to Javier Suarez Pajares and Roberto Ortiz Esquembre, the grandson of the
composer, for the information they supplied, not only about the composer himself but about other important facts
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which appear here and some which will be included in future editions.
Esquembre moved to Madrid at the beginning of the century. Apart from studying the guitar as an autodidact, in 1903
he was able to take some master classes with Miguel Llobet when the latter was passing through Madrid. He was also
a cellist and became a permanent teacher in the Municipal Music Band in Madrid. He was also a guitar teacher in the
Cultural Cuitar Association in Madrid, an entity that fulfilled an important role in the teaching of the guitar; at that
time the guitar was not part of the curriculum at the Madrid Conservatory. All this allowed him to perform chamber
music frequently, it was he who introduced Paganini's Duets and some Boccherini's Quintets to the Spanish public.
He was also a composer of symphonic and lyrical works. In 1928 he wrote his symphonic poem Cuitarra Andaluza
(Andalusian Guitar), out of which, later in 1938, he would create a version for two guitars and orchestra he called
Capricho Andaluz (Andalusian Capriccio) which would be premiered by Emilio Pujol and his wife, the flamenco guitarist
Matilde Cuervas.
When the Republican Authorities of Madrid moved to Valencia, Esquembre travelled along as clerk of the Municipal
Music Band.
(The Legacy of Manuel de Falla, Spanish Guitar Music from the Generation of 1927, Volume 1, Series directed &
edited by Rafael Catalá)
Evans Bill (english)
Bill Evans was born in Plainfield, New Jersey and attended Southeastern Louisiana University. After a period in the
Army, he returned to New York in 1955 and began working and recording with Tony Scott and George Russell. His
subtly swinging, lucidly constructed solos with these leaders quickly attracted attention, and provided Evans with an
opportunity to begin recording under his own name; but he was modest regarding his gifts, and for a time was
reluctant to push himself into the limelight. All this changed after he spent several months during 1958 in Miles
Davis's band, where he played alongside John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley as well as the trumpeter and became
a central figure in Davis's shift to modal improvisation. The period with Davis allowed Evans to organize his own trio,
which featured bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian by the end of 1959. These three players developed a
new and more interactive approach to trio playing, one in which all instruments carried melodic responsibilities and
functioned as equal voices. LaFaro's tragic death in a July 1961 highway accident ended the existence of this seminal
unit; but not before it had recorded four albums, two in the studio and two at a Village Vanguard performance shortly
before the bassist's death, that influenced several generations of pianists, bassists, and drummers. While Evans
excelled in even more intimate playing situations–he made memorable duet music with guitarist Jim Hall, singer Tony
Bennett, and bassist Eddie Gomez, and on more than one occasion created fascinating studio recitals of multi-tracked
piano–for the remaining two decades of his life, he continued to work in the trio format he had established with
LaFaro and Motian. Personnel rarely changed in the Evans trio (Gomez was a member from 1966-77), and the unit's
repertoire slowly grew to include evocative new originals and worthy standards, as well as the tunes that led to
Evans's initial fame. Despite this consistency of format and material, Evans remained uncommonly inspired, able to
reach stunning emotional depths with a quiet lucidity that was unmatched. His lyrical melodic inventions, intricate
phrasing, complex voicings, and beautiful touch remain as unmistakable influences on pianists 15 years after his
Evans Robert (english)
Composer, poet and photographer Robert Evans passed away peacefully on March 10th.
Evans was a highly respected composer and conductor within the choral music community. He composed in an
accessible yet challenging style for a wide range of performers – children, amateurs, sacred and secular communities
and his fellow professionals – including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Amadeus Choir, the Toronto Children’s
Chorus, and King’s College Choir, Cambridge.
Robert Evans had a considerable number of commissions, performances and broadcasts to his credit, and his works
appear on five different choral CD anthologies. His works include three Cantatas, WhaleSongDancing, For the
Children, and Bridges, which was performed by the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir & Orchestra, in 1993, 1996 and
2000. Evans’ works rounded off the century with large comments on the state of the world: his WhaleSongDancing
features five cantos on the plight and beauty of the largest of mammals, and his For the Children draws on several
poems written by children of the Terezin concentration camp.
Robert Evans had several awards to his credit, including the 1998 Association of Choral Conductors’ Outstanding
Choral Composition Award and a 1st place award for the Amadeus Choir Christmas Carol competition. In 2000, Evans
was further honoured by becoming one of 60 composers from across Canada supported by the Music Canada
Millennium Project. More recently, he was invited to write for the National Prayer Book Societies’ 450th international
celebration of Cranmer’s Prayer Book of 1549.
Evans also had a great interest in advancing the arts in his community. In 1996, he mounted the four-concert, threeday exibition festival In Your Own Backyard with 22 visual, spoken word and musical artists exhibiting, performing,
and celebrating the arts with the community. In 2003, Evans mounted Passage at the Wellington County Museum and
Archives, a multimedia exhibition of photographs and haiku, as well as launching a new CD of his Cantata 4 “Carved
By The Sea” with the Tactus Vocal Ensemble. Passage was launched with a handmade leather bound book of
photographs and poetry accompanied by Cantata 4 on CD.
In 2004, Evans was awarded the top prize in the biennial Outside the Bachs choral music competition. He and four
American composers were selected as finalists from a very competitive field of 126 international entries. Evans took
the prize for his work’s serene harmonies and resonant choral timbres.
Up to his passing, Evans enjoyed new commissions and broadcasts, as well as producing his award winning
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Faber Francis (français)
photography and poetry. In his honour, the family requests donations to The Elora Festival, to which Evans so
passionately contributed for so many years.
(Ontario Notations, 2005)
Faber Francis (français)
Francis Faber anime La Grande Fabrique, compagnie de musique et de spectacle multimédia. Passionné pour la
recherche en électronique et informatique, il compose pour les formations les plus diverses. En privilégiant la musique
électroacoustique en direct, il s'affirme dans des créations interdisciplinaires et des événements multimédias. Ses
œuvres: -Bribes d'Espaces (1986) pour 6 percussions et bande magnétique (Percussions de Strasbourg); -Cantate
(1987) avec le plasticien Jean-Louis Lhermitte, l'ensemble Ars Nova, et TM+ (direction: Philippe Nahon), pour chœur,
orchestre et dispositifs lumineux au Festival d'été de Seine-Maritime; -Traces (1987) et Cette Sombre Clarté (1990)
pour guitare MIDI (Arnaud Dumond); -Scénario Imaginaire (1991), Jean-Pierre Drouet, mise en scène de François
Rancillac ; -Recuerdo de... pour 60 guitares et bande magnétique soliste, créé à Paris en novembre 1994 pour la
SPAG, commande de l'État; -Cristal sur Bruit (1996) Radio France/commande de l'Ina; -Toccata 256 (1998) pour
deux méta-instruments, commande de l'État; -Borobo (1998) spectacle jeune public avec Roland Shön; -Bruit de
Cyclop (1999) performance-installation pour le Cyclop de Jean Tinguely, Festival d'Île-de-France. En temps que
musicien électroacoustique, il participe à un duo de méta-instrument avec Mathieu Constans en collaboration avec des
solistes internationaux (Arnaud Dumond, Garth Knox, Cécile Daroux).
De 1994 à 1999, à Rouen, il dirige le Festival de Musique étonnante “Tramway” (installations sonores, cinémusiques,
musiques contemporaines, électroniques jazz et rock expérimental, spectacle jeune public).
2002: Toccata, spectacle multimédia jeune public avec Claude Morand (auteur) et Nicolas Ramond (metteur en
Projet 2003: Expérience de Vol, musique et vidéo avec Art Zoyd et Hourbette, Toeplitz et l'Ensemble Musique
Nouvelle (Belgique).
Projet 2004: Concerto pour méta-instrument et ensemble avec l'Ensemble orchestral contemporain et Grame.
OEUVRE JOUEE LORS DE PRESENCES 2003: - Trio pour flûte, alto et méta-instrument.
Fabbri Roberto (italiano)
Roberto Fabbri è nato a Roma nel 1964. Ha studiato sotto la direzione di Carlo Carfagna presso il Conservatorio S.
Cecilia di Roma, dove è entrato giovanissimo superando una prova di selezione a cui parteciparono più di cento
chitarristi, solamente sei vennero ammessi in Conservatorio, nota di colore, fra gli esclusi di quell'anno figurava un
certo Eros Ramazzotti!
Si è poi successivamente diplomato con il massimo dei voti.
Alla carriera concertistica ha da sempre affiancato una notevole attività didattica ed editoriale, collaborando con
numerose case editrici (Anthropos, Berben, Playgame, EMR, Warner Bros, Carisch). E' regolarmente invitato, insieme
a prestigiosi nomi del panorama chitarristico internazionale, a tenere master class, concerti e ad essere membro di
giurie in importanti festival chitarristici in tutto il mondo.
Attualmente oltre alla carriera solistica affianca l'attività con il quartetto di chitarre Nexus, con il quale si è esibito in
importanti festival: Andrès Segovia di Madrid, Festival di Rust (Austria), Festival di Iserlhon (Germania), Guitar Art
Festival (Belgrado), Festival Mauro Giuliani di Bari, Festival di Parma, Festival di Miami (Usa).
Ha suonato con prestigiose orchestre fra cui ricordiamo: Orchestra sinfonica di Massa e Carrara, Orchestra da camera
Goffredo Petrassi, Orchestra sinfonica Chamartin al teatro nazionale di Madrid e Orchestra Sinfonica Barese sotto la
direzione di Leo Brouwer. Collabora stabilmente con l'orchestra da camera Città di Lucera e con il suo direttore
Domenico di Biase.
Importanti chitarristi-compositori gli hanno dedicato delle opere fra questi ricordiamo: Carlo Carfagna, Mario Gangi,
Roland Dyens, Dale Kavanagh, Marco Rossetti, James Lentini, Simone Jannarelli.
E' direttore artistico dell'Accademia “Novamusica & Arte” di Roma dove è titolare della cattedra di chitarra classica
nonchè del Festival internazionale di chitarra Mauro Giuliani di Bisceglie.
E' testimonial della liuteria spagnola Ramirez e suona la numero 1, 125° Anniversario, e della fabbrica di corde
americana “La Bella” per la quale ha curato la realizzazione di una speciale muta “colorata” per i bambini.
Dai primi anni novanta è responsabile della redazione classica della rivista Chitarre.
Insegna chitarra classica presso l'istituto Musicale Pareggiato “Giulio Briccialdi” di Terni.
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Falla Manuel de (english)
Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946) was born in 1876 in Cádiz, where he first studied, moving later to Madrid and then to
Paris, but returning to Madrid when war broke out in 1914. Strongly influenced by the traditional Andalusian cante
jondo, he settled in Granada, where his friends included the poet Federico Garcia Lorca. The Civil War of 1936 found
de Falla neutral in the struggle, but in 1939 he moved to Buenos Aires, where he continued work on his ambitious
stage-work Atlántida, which remained unfinished at the time of his death in 1946.
Falla Manuel de (italiano)
Compositore spagnolo nato a Cadice nel 1876, morto ad Alta Gracia (Argentina) nel 1946. Cresciuto artisticamente a
Madrid viene in contatto a Parigi con Albéniz, Dukas, Debussy e Ravel. I balletti e le sue opere strumentali sono
considerati capolavori universali.
Falú Eduardo (english)
Eduardo Falú was born in El Galpón, Salta (Argentina) on July 7, 1923. His parents Juan and Fada were immigrants
from Syria, and his artistic path began in their family milieu. In Salta he met Jaime Dávalos, author of innumerable
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Falú Juan (english)
poems, some of which Falú set to music. He married Aída Nefer Fidélibus and they had two children. In 1945 he
began his professional career in Buenos Aires with the poet César Perdiguero, lyricist for several of his compositions.
In 1948 Falú was exposed to a larger audience thanks to radio. He produced his first LP in 1951, and in 1959 the LP
“Falú in Paris”. In 1963 he traveled to Japan and gave 40 concerts. In 1964 he toured the US, and in 1968 Spain,
France and England. Falú has composed more than 100 pieces, including “Las Golondrinas” (The Swallows), the
zambas “La Candelaria” and “La Cuartelera”, and “Argentine Suite”.
Falú Juan (english)
In his dual role as composer and artist, Juan Falú is a cornerstone of Argentinean folk music.
He obtained the prestigious National Music Award in 2000, and has been named “outstanding artist” repeatedly by the
music press in Argentina.
His music for guitar recreates the freshness and inventiveness of Argentinean folk rhythms, and many of his songs
are already established within the repertoire of the most outstanding Argentinean folk musicians.
As an interpreter, Juan Falu employs his vast knowledge of the different Argentinean folk rhythms, and displays an
innate command of the artistry of improvisation. Add to this combination his natural charisma, and you have a recital
in which each song is delivered in a unique form. In reference to his improvisational skills, he has received praise
from different musicians. The accomplished classical guitarist Eduardo Fernandez has called him “a real time
He has toured Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and has offered concerts in prestigious halls in
more than twenty countries.
Several of his recordings are considered among the best recordings of the year, as noted in the Argentinean and
international press that specializes in guitar music. Some of his prolific musical compositions have been edited in
Argentina, Belgium, Costa Rica, and France.
Juan Falú remains a vital musical force in his community, where he directs the festival Guitars of the World,
considered the largest international event in its genre. He also teaches in the Manuel de Falla Conservatory, in Buenos
Aires, where he has created the first curricula for Folklore and Tango
Falú Juan (español)
Juan Falú es una de las referencias fundamentales de la música argentina, en su doble condición de compositor y
guitarrista. Obtuvo el Premio Nacional de Música 2000, otorgado por el gobierno de su país. Sus obras para guitarra
recrean las raíces musicales argentinas, siendo además creador de canciones que integran el repertorio de los más
destacados intérpretes del folklore argentino. Como intérprete, Juan Falú revela un profundo conocimiento de las
músicas de su tierra, proyectándolas con un vuelo creativo y una capacidad de improvisación tal, que llegó a ser
definido como un “compositor en tiempo real” por el gran guitarrista Eduardo Fernández. Ha ofrecido conciertos en
prestigiosas salas de más de veinte países de América, Europa, Asia y África. Varios de sus numerosos registros
discográficos fueron mencionados entre las mejores producciones de sus respectivos años, por la prensa argentina y
medios internacionales especializados. Fue “artista destacado del año” en diversos balances anuales de medios
especializados y cuatro veces nominado a los Premios Gardel, instituidos por las discográficas argentinas. Parte de su
obra musical se editó en Argentina, Francia, Bélgica y Costa Rica. Dirige el festival Guitarras del Mundo -considerado
el mayor encuentro internacional de su género- y es docente en el Conservatorio Manuel de Falla de Buenos Aires,
donde colaboró en la creación de la primera Carrera Superior de Folklore y Tango de esa ciudad.
Famà Domenico Giovanni (italiano)
Domenico Giovanni Famà, nato a Catania nel 1989, inizia giovanissimo gli studi musicali e chitarristici sotto la guida
del M° Orazio Carrara. Successivamente viene ammesso presso il Conservatorio di musica “Stanislao Giacomantonio”
di Cosenza dove, sotto l’egida del M° Pietro Morelli, consegue brillantemente il diploma di Chitarra con il massimo dei
voti. Attualmente si sta perfezionando presso la Scuola Superiore di Musica “F.A. Vallotti” di Vercelli, frequentando il
Corso Internazionale di Interpretazione Chitarristica del chitarrista, compositore e musicologo M° Angelo Gilardino.
Partecipa a diversi corsi di perfezionamento tenuti da importanti docenti di fama internazionale, tra cui Guido Salvetti,
Angelo Gilardino, Giulio Tampalini, Fabio Federico e Gaelle Solàl. E’ vincitore del 1° Premio Assoluto ai Concorsi
Nazionali “Placido Mandanici”, “Tuttarte” e “Amigdala” e del 1° premio al Concorso Internazionale “Lucio Stefano
d’Agata”, al Concorso Internazionale “Magma”, al Concorso Nazionale “Premio Giuseppe Ierna” ed al Concorso
Nazionale “Gaetano Emanuel Calì”. Si dedica allo studio del repertorio solistico del primo e del secondo Novecento
(con particolare attenzione per i compositori britannici, spagnoli ed italiani) svolgendo un’intensa attività concertistica,
promossa da diverse associazioni musicali e organizzazioni italiane (Taormina Arte, Teatro Rendano di Cosenza, DocBi
- Centro studi di Biella, Ibla Classica International – Teatro di Donna Fugata di Ragusa, Touring Club Italiano, O.D.A,
Centro Fieristico e Culturale “Le Ciminiere”, “Novecento arte musica e cultura”, ARCES, Lions Club, Società Italiana
“Dante Alighieri”, Kiwanis International, “Amici della Musica”, “Amici dell’Arte” – ERSU Catania). Sin dai primi anni di
studio sviluppa un fortissimo interesse per la musica cameristica che lo spinge a fondare diverse formazioni musicali
dal duo al quartetto, collaborando assiduamente con diversi professori d’orchestra del Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” di
Catania; tra queste il Quartetto Ferdinand Rebay (flauto, chitarra, viola e violoncello), il duo “Reves Musicaux” (voce e
chitarra) ed il duo “Feux d’artifice” con il violinista Salvatore Domina. Segue inoltre i corsi di musica da camera del M°
Giulio Giurato. Parallelamente studia Composizione e Lettura della Partitura con il M° Enrico Dibennardo e viene
ammesso al corso di Direzione d’orchestra presso il Conservatorio di musica “Vincenzo Bellini” di Palermo. Scrive
diverse composizioni per chitarra sola e per varie formazioni da camera. Si esibisce al Teatro “Alfonso Rendano” di
Cosenza con l’orchestra del teatro per la produzione di “Die Dreigroschenoper” di Brecht-Weill con la regia di Massimo
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Venturiello e la cantante Tosca, sotto la direzione del M° Carmelo Caruso. E’ Presidente e Direttore Artistico
dell’Associazione Culturale “Promethéus”. Frequenta, inoltre, il Biennio per la formazione dei docenti presso l'Istituto
Musicale “Vincenzo Bellini” di Catania. Suona una chitarra “modello Hauser” del liutaio Mario Grimaldi.
Web: (2016)
Fampas Dimitris (english)
Dimitris Fampas has been Greece's most celebrated classical guitarist. His artistry reached far beyond the borders of
his country and for over thirty-five years he has been considered one of the world's leading performers.
Dimitris Fampas(December 22nd, 1921-May 3rd, 1996) was born in Lafkos, a small village on Pilio mountain near the
harbor city of Volos,Thessaly. As a child he used to play songs and traditional music with a lute and a guitar. He was
very talented and his father, Evangelos, a sea captain, bought him a guitar and took the decision to send the young
Dimitris for serious musical studies in Athens. He studied theory with Th.Vavayiannis and counterpoint with
K.Kydoniatis at the Athens Conservatory. He studied classical guitar with Nicholas Ioannou, and in 1953,he received a
diploma in classical guitar performance 'Com laude' from the National Conservatory of Greece. In 1955-56 he
received a scholarship to study guitar with Andres Segovia and musicology with Emilio Pujol at the Academia
Chigianna in Sienna, Italy. In 1959 he again studied with Segovia at the Academy of Santiago, Spain, receiving a
scolarship by Segovia himself.
As a composer D.Fampas has showed that he has a sound inspiration and research both harmonious and expressive
for something new. Among his fine compositions we mention his Bolero and Greek dance. Simultaneously to his
performing and teaching activities, Fampas composed over two hundred solos, studies and dances, enriching the
guitar literature. Fampas' own compositions raised a lot of applause wherever they were being performed and became
favorites in guitar circles. His music skillfully written for guitar, very romantic and lyric, richly dominated by Greek
traditional elements, colors and rhythms expresses his love for the guitar and his country, his strong and passionate
personality. His work has been published by Ricordi Milano, Ricordi Brazil, Max Eschig Paris, Columbia music USA,
Lathkil music publishers London, Ph.Nakas, Athens and Papagrigoriou-Nakas Athens. These compositions are often
mandatory repertoire of International Guitar competitions, are included in the repertoire of guitarists around the world
and recorded for radio and TV programs and cds.
Fampas' international performing career spanned almost four decades. He performed hundreds of personal recitals
worldwide. He often performed in England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Czechoslovakia,
Hungary, Yogoslavia, Turkey, USA, Canada, USSR and Vatican. He has also appeared in most major cities of Greece
as well as in the ancient theater of Epidavros. Besides many personal recordings he offered us through the years,
Dimitri Fampas recorded some fine theater and film music for Greek composers such as Mikis Theodorakis and Manos
Hatzidakis. For more than a decade through the 60's Fampas collaborated as a soloist to all the theatrical and film
music productions of those two famous greek composers, being the first classical guitarist to perform on stage and to
record this music, offering to the guitar a large popularity. He has been member of the Greek Composers' Union, the
National Board of Music, president of the Union of the professors in Conservatories of Athens etc.
Fampas Eva (english)
Hailed as “a great musical personality”, the guitarist Eva Fampas has established herself as one of the leading artists
among the Greek virtuosi, whose performances are noted for coupling deep musicality, passion and an exceptional
virtuosity. Since her debut at the age of sixteen, she maintains an active concert schedule, performing in Greece and
worldwide. Born in Athens, into a musical family, daughter of the guitarist, composer and professor Dimitri Fampas,
started playing the guitar very young and her first participation in concert was at the age of twelve, with D.Fampas'
famous guitar school. The composer Dimitri Dragatakis, the composer-maestro Theodore Antoniou, the guitaristcomposer Dimitri Fampas, the guitarist-composer Leo Brouwer are some of the outstanding professors with whom she
studied with or took courses. Among her numerous awards and distinctions: A first prize in the 16th International
Guitar competition in Milan 1981, (Guitar Academy of Milan), a medal by Milan Municipality in 1981, a Manolis
Kalomiris' honorary prize by National Conservatory of Athens,(1984 diploma of harmony),a medal by Athens
Municipality (1984), for her participation in the celebrations-Athens 150 years capital of Greece- organized by the
Greek Writers' Association and the Cultural Center of Athens Municipality, and a special award by the First Balkan
Guitar Festival and Competition and the town of Velingrad, Bulgaria 2002, for her contribution in the development of
the classical guitar in Balkan region.
Her artistic activities include recordings, premieres of works by contemporary composers, appearances on radio and
TV programs, in Greece and all around the world. Her most recent recording, “A Guitar Portrait of Fantasy” on wave
music (February 2002), highly acclaimed by the world of music “A superb cd. Bravo!” B.Maillot, SAVAREZ Guitar
strings, “very able to be included, internationally, among the favorites of the best records of classical guitar!” Jazz &
Tzaz music magazine, has been broadcasted in major guitar and classic music radio programs around the world. As a
soloist, she has given concerts in Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Albania, Spain, India,
Zimbabwe, Thailand, in prestigious concert halls. She has participated in concerts with the Greek Composers' Union,
the Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music conducted by Theodore Antoniou, the Guitar Friends' Association DIMITRIS
FAMPAS. Additionally she performs regularly in chamber ensembles. Her repertoire includes a substantial amount of
works by Greek composers as well as music from the Baroque era to the present century. Many composers have
dedicated music to her. In addition to her other activities she is often invited to be member of the jury in guitar
competitions, to give lectures and master-classes and write articles in newspapers and magazines. Presently she
supervises the publication of Dimitri Fampas' guitar music books.
In 1999, forced by her great respect and admiration to DIMITRI FAMPAS personality and music and to the instrument
guitar, as well as by the necessity to support and encourage new talented artists and Greek music, she founded the
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Guitar Friends' Association DIMITRIS FAMPAS, (member of the National Council of Music, IMC UNESCO), of which she
is the president since January 2000.
Fantoni Marcello (italiano)
Marcello Fantoni began to study the classical guitar at the age of eight. Under the guidance of Paolo Paolini, he
graduated from the Conservatory of Milan, earning full marks and honours in interpretation.
He won a scholarship of the Sergio Dragoni Foundation as well as the European Competition announced by the Bèrben
Publishing House.
For a brief period he studied composition with Danilo Lorenzini and Davide Anzaghi.
In 1966 he took advanced courses with Eliot Fisk at Salzburg's Mozarteum, and then with Leo Brouwer in Córdoba,
and with Oscar Ghiglia at Siena’s Accademia Chigiana, where he won a scholarship and a merit diploma.
He won prizes at several national and international competitions (National Competition Agimus Varenna, International
Competition Città di Lodi, National Competition Giulio Rospigliosi, National Competition Città di Racconigi,
International Competition Rovere D'Oro, Genoa International Competition).
The Rome ARAM Association hailed him as an emerging talent, inviting him to play during their concert season.
He has collaborated with the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra in the recording of some works by Bruno Maderna.
He has recorded, for the label IRTEMDocumenti, a contemporary work by the composer Davide Gualtieri.
In 2004 the Sinfonica music editor published his solo guitar piece Perpetuum, omaggio a Egberto Gismonti.
He followed the master classes held by Eduardo Fernández (2005), Timo Koronen (2005), Leo Brouwer (2006) and
Pavel Steidel (2006) at the Conservatory of Florence, where, in 2007, he earned, with full marks an honours, a
master degree in interpretation under the guidance of Paolo Paolini and Alfonso Borghese.
Always interested in all music genres, Fantoni performs both as a soloist and in different chamber ensembles, in Italy
and abroad, playing a repertoire that spans from Renaissance to contemporary music, as well as crossover music.
In 2012 the label DYNAMIC has realesed his CD Works For Guitar entirely dedicated to the music for solo guitar of
the Madrid composer Tomàs Marco (‘onata de Fuego’,‘2 Tarots’and the first recording CD ‘resto Mormorando’.
Recently, as composer, Sinfonica Music Editor published Music For Flute and Guitar of Marcello Fantoni his own
composition for flute and guitar including the recorded CD of the same songs: Omaggio a Michel Petrucciani,
Omaggio a Manuel de Falla and Sonata Semplice (Canzone Semplice-Aria-Choro Semplice).
Web: (2013)
Fariñas Carlos (español)
Este compositor nacido en Cienfuegos en 1934, y que integró junto a Leo Brouwer y Juan Blanco, el trío de creadores,
que en los años 60 renovaron la música de concierto en la Isla. Mientras Leo Brouwer construía una obra monumental
para la guitarra y diversos conjuntos instrumentales, tenida hoy como la más trascendente a escala universal de un
compositor cubano en la segunda mitad de la pasada centuria, y Juan Blanco, precursor de la música electroacústica,
desarrolló al más elevado nivel ese tipo de creación sonora, Fariñas se adentró en diversos campos, desde la música
de cámara hasta el sinfonismo, con una labor contumaz en los últimos años consagrada a la música electrónica y por
Uno de sus Tientos ganó premio en la Tribuna Internacional para jóvenes Compositores en París y marcó pautas en la
historia de la música de cámara de vanguardia en nuestro país; el repertorio sinfónico se enriqueció con obras suyas
como El bosque ha echado a andar y Muros, rejas y vitrales; y en el Estudio de Música Electrónica y por Computación
(EMEC), creado en el Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) por él hace una década, compuso importantes piezas entre las
que se cuenta Fractales. El concepto de vanguardia en Fariñas no le llevó a extremos ortodoxos. Supo vincular, como
pocos, novedad y tradición, de modo que aprovechó todos los recursos técnico-expresivos a su alcance para
desarrollar una obra de valores singulares y propios. Un ejemplo de esa ductilidad lingüística se halla en Puntos y
tonadas, pieza para conjunto de cuerdas que revolucionó la manera de hacer llegar los elementos morfológicos de la
música campesina a los oídos actuales.
Otra muestra de su excelencia autoral se halla en una pequeña obra que figura en el repertorio de la mayor parte de
los guitarristas cubanos: Canción triste, interpretada inicialmente por Jesús Ortega para la banda sonora del filme Soy
Cuba, de Mijail Kalatozov.
Farkas Ferenc (english)
Ferenc Farkas was born in Nagykanizsa, Hungary, in December 1905. He studied composition with Albert Sikós and
Leó Weiner at the Budapest Academy of Music and continued his studies with Ottorino Respighi at the Accademia di
Santa Cecilia in Rome. Ferenc Farkas was Professor of Composition at the Conservatory of Kolozsvár from 1941 to
1944 and also served as its director during his last year there. In 1949 Farkas was appointed Professor of
Composition at the Budapest Academy of Music, a post which he held until his retirement in 1975. His pupils included
Attila Bozay, Axolt Durkó, György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Emil Petrovics, Sándor Szokolay and many other prominent
Hungarian composers. In 1950, Ferenc Farkas was awarded the highest Hungarian government decoration for artistic
merit, the Kossuth Prize. In 1979, he was given the Herder Prize by the F.V.Stiftung in Hamburg. (Ersébet Gaál)
Ferenc Farkas was one of Hungary’s greatest 20th-century composers. Despite this, his large opus for solo guitar and
all possible combinations of chamber music instruments is not being played today as much as it deserves. In an open
letter on the internet Angelo Gilardino describes how Farkas’ 24 guitar preludes were composed in 1982: “We were at
a restaurant eating dinner together. I had just asked him to write a collection of 24 preludes to match Ponce’s
preludes. He showed no sign that he had heard my request. I thought I was being a little presumptuous towards a
great musician and I kept quiet. I watched him suddenly begin writing frantically in his big notation book. After about
ten minutes Farkas abruptly stopped writing and handed me a sheet from his big notebook where he had written
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down the first page of the C-major prelude, perfectly executed and exactly as it appears in the published sheet music!
Two days later I received the entire first prelude, and soon after, the whole set: Exercitium Tonale, (24 preludes).”
Farkas Ferenc (italiano)
Compositore ungherese, nato in Nagykanisza. Ha studiato a Budapest ed a Roma con O.Respighi. Il suo stile è
caratterizzato da ritmi e danze di origine folkloristico cui accosta adozioni neoclassiche e politonali.
Farquhar David (english)
David Farquhar was born in Cambridge, New Zealand in 1928 but spent most of his early years in Fiji. He was
educated in New Zealand and began his university studies in Christchurch before completing his degree at Victoria
University in Wellington where he studied with Douglas Lilburn. He taught briefly at St Peters School, Cambridge,
before going to Britain where he completed an MA at Cambridge University, and also studied composition with
Benjamin Frankel at the Guildhall School of Music in London. On his return to New Zealand he joined the staff of the
Department of Music at Victoria University, and was made Professor of Music in 1976, retiring in 1993. He was the
Founder-President of the Composers' Association of New Zealand in 1974 and was awarded their Citation for Services
to New Zealand Music in 1984. From 1982 - 1995 he was a member of the Board of the New Zealand Composers'
Foundation and is a Board member of the Centre for New Zealand Music.
He has written numerous orchestral, choral, stage and instrumental works, songs and music for children, and has
been recognised since the 1950s as being at the forefront of New Zealand composition.
Farré de Prat Carmen (english)
Carmen Farre de Prat (1900-after 1980)
Guitarist and teacher, born in Barcelona. Carmen Farre Ors married in 1929 with Domingo Prat (the author of
‘Diccionario de Guitarristas’, 1934). After his death (in 1944) she shared the house in Buenos Aires with her two
daughters, Azucena ('Pinina'), a handicapped child to whom she dedicated her composition 'Pinina', Blanca and her
husband Coco and their 2 sons. About 1980 she and her family moved to the South of Argentina. Carmen composed
'Souvenir de una melodia', 'Pinina', ‘Billiken’, 'Gato Santiagueno', 'Martita', ‘Estilo’ and a few more works for guitar
solo and for voice and guitar. Her works were published by Antigua Casa Nunez, Buenos Aires. (Guitar music by
Women Composers by A.Kruisbrink, Le Productions d’Oz, 2009)
Fauré Gabriel (italiano)
Compositore, organista, didatta e direttore d'orchestra, nato a Pamiers (Ariege) nel 1845, morto a Parigi nel 1924.
Allievo di C.Saint-Saënz, in seguito è stato insegnante di Ravel e N.Boulanger. La sua musica è caratterizzata da
lirismo e natura spiritualistica.
Fedele Ivan (italiano)
Pianista e compositore italiano nato a Lecce nel 1953. Ha studiato composizione con R.Dionisi ed A.Corghi, pianoforte
con B.Canino. Interessato alla musica elettronica frequenta la computer-music a Pisa e all'IRCAM di Paris.
Feiler Dror (english)
Born in Tel Aviv, on 31st August 1951. After completing his studies at Agricultural College (1965-1969) and
performing his military service (1969 1972) he settled in Sweden in 1973. In 1977-1978 he studied musicology at
Stockholm University and in 1978-1983 studied composition at the State College of Music in Stockholm, where he was
taught by Gunnar Bucht and Brian Ferneyhough. Since 1976 he has been playing saxophones, clarinets, percussion
and electronics in the Lokomotiv Konkret music group, of which he is the leader. He has taken part in radio recordings
and concerts in Europe and the USA.
Dror Feiler, with his ardent sense of vocation, must rank as Sweden’s leading improviser, and he campaigns for
equality of status between this and pre-composed music. “We cannot help noticing how composing practice, with all
its history, has taken us back to the origins of all music: improvisation. Improvisation can be interpreted as an
instinctive act of trying to achieve emancipation in a bureaucratic, technocratic society. A society creating a body of
artists which to a great extent is a body of fellow travellers and only in exceptional cases a body of resistance
fighters, resistance being the most essential material for creating the art of self-defence which is imperative in the
present-day situation. My music springs from individual energy mobilised by a collective idea.”
Parallel to his activities with Lokomotiv Konkret, he has since the end of the 1970s composed upwards of 30 works for
various combinations of instruments, ranging from orchestral music to solo pieces, from electronic music to ballet
music. Often he depicts, fortissimo and at great length, a violent struggle, but concerning Maavak (1981) he says:
“Maavak does not describe a struggle, it is the struggle.” Many of his titles provide excellent clues to their music:
Splitter (Schrapnel) (1978) for double bass clarinet and two tape recorders, Brand (Fire) (1979-1981), an
improvisation for orchestra, Dödsmässa över 70-talet (Requiem for the Seventies) (1979-1980), for soloists and
orchestra, Stalingrad (1981-1982), improvisation for soloists and orchestra, Barrikad (1981-1982) for amplified
piano, Written in Salt (1982-1983) for ten percussionists, Slå en röd kil i det vita blocket (Knock a Red Wedge into the
White Block) (1981-1984) for large orchestra, Schlafbrand (1985) for organ and percussion (“Dedicated to all Jews
and Communists Murdered during the Second World War”), Tändstickorna (The Matches) (1985) for two
percussionists, two electric guitars and soprano saxophone, Golà (1986) for organ (“Dedicated to all Migrant Workers
in Europe”), Låt miljonärerna gå nakna (Let the Millionaires go Naked) (1987) for four electric guitars, two sets of
drums and tenor sax, Ni är döda (You’re Dead) (1987) for two trombones, two electric guitars, two amplified cellos
and a set of drums.
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Web: (2011)
Feingold Davis (english)
David Feingold began musical studies in New York with the French Horn and the Piano when he was nine. Before his
move to the west, Feingold studied guitar and composition with Ralph Towner for five years during the time that he
attended Sarah Lawrence College. David also performed in Master-classes with Christopher Parkening, Jose Tomas,
Michael Lorimer, and others.
As a composer, Feingold’s music has aired internationally and his CD The Boardwalk has received critical acclaim.
Other guitar works of David Feingold’s have been performed throughout the United States and Canada including his
Studies for Guitar, Music from Quixote, Waltz in F (Homage a Ravel).
As Professor of Music at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Feingold founded and developed the Guitar
Studies Program, the only program of its kind in the State of Washington if not the region. Music majors whose
instrument is guitar now have curricular choices that include fret-board harmony, Guitar Literature and Guitar
Ensemble as well as their weekly performance class.
Feingold maintains a very active schedule teaching, and playing and composing music for the guitar. Having a solid
background in jazz guitar, and improvisation, Feingold has established a unique sound among nylon string guitarists
with a blending of Flamenco in his writing.
David Feingold is currently serving in his fifth year as Department of Music Chair at Western Washington University in
Web: (2012)
Feld Jindrich (english)
Jindrich Feld was born in Prague on 19 February 1925. His father was a renowned professor of violin at the Prague
Consenatory, his mother was violinist, so there were innumerable opportunities to hear music performed during
Jindrich Feld's childhood. He studied violin and viola with his father, enjoyed playing chamber music, but his life-long
interest has been centered in musical composition. His formal training in composition was at the Prague Conservatory
and at the Academy of Music, where he graduated in 1952. In the same year he earned the Ph.D. from the Charles
University in Prague with majors in musicology, aesthetics and philosophy.
For a number of years he was a free-lance composer. In the late 1950's his compositions began to attract
considerable international attention, and he has since received numerous commissions. As his music was gradually
given performances in many musical centres of the world, his contacts with Czech and foreign musicians often
motivated him to write new works for them. This is apparently what is behind his love for instrumental music, both
orchestral and chamber, which has so far constituted the main focus of his compositional efforts.
Feld's output of musical works may be divided into three periods. The first of these reflects the composer's ties with
the tradition of European and especially Czech music, and is exemplified by his graduation work, Concerto for
Orchestra. It already shows the author's characteristic features: tonal basis of his harmony, formal clarity, sense of
instrumental virtuosity, rhythmic vitality etc. These were developed further, in particular, in his Concerto for Flute and
Orchestra (1954), performed by Jean-Pierre Rampal, and the Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (1958). In 1956
he also wrote what was his only stage work, a children's opera, The Postman's Tale.
The second period evolved in the sixties and can be characterized by a very individual amalgamation of his personal
style with the modern technical methods of composition (dodecaphony, serial technique, aleatorics etc.), what
contributed to the stylistic crystallization of his creative output. The two most important compositions of this period
are the String Quartet No. 4 (1965), extensively performed by the Smetana and many other quartets, for which he
was awarded the State Prize in 1968, and the Symphony No. 1 (1967), which has been performed by the Czech
Philharmonie Orchestra under the direction of Antonio de Almeida.
Other works of this period that exemplify Feld's sense for architectural proportions, effective instrumentation,
rhythmical pulsation etc., are the Suite for String Chamber Orchestra, which was also produced as an abstract ballet
in Hannover in 1963 with the choreography by Yvonne Georgi, or Three Frescoes for Orchestra, performed by the
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and also the dramatic fantasy ,The Days of August 41, composed in 1968-69 as a
protest against the soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. This work was premiered in Adelaide (South Australia)
by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henry Krips in August 1969, on the first anniversary of this brutal
Feld's third period, comprising the production of the seventies and eighties, can be considered a synthesis of his
creative activity characterized by further intensification of both content and expression. The most important works of
this period are Concertos for Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Harp and others, String Quartet No. 5, Saxophone Quartet,
Symphony No. 2 or, Laos Cantus for Soprano Voice and String Quartet, dedicated to the memory of J. S. Bach
(1985). His largest and most important work is the oratorio-cantata Cosmae Chronica Boemorum for Soli, Mixed
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, composed on a medieval latin text by the first Czech chronicler Cosmos (+ 1125),
depicting the oldest events of the early Czech history.
Jindrich Feld continues to add to his catalogue many varied works. Among these are several pieces for flute (e.g.
Concert Fantasy for Flute and String Orchestra, written for the International Competition J. P. Rampal, Paris 1980)
and also other wind instruments, accordions, percussion instruments, various ensembles etc. Mention should be made
also of his vocal compositions and many instructive or small instrumental pieces.
In 1938 and 1969 Jindlich Feld accepted an invitation to be Guest Professor of Composition at the Adelaide University
in Australia. He continued his interest in teaching at the Prague Conservatory, where he was Professor of Composition
from 1972 until 1986. He was guest lecturer at Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) in 1981 and 1984. He lectured
also at several other American universities as well as in Denmark, Norway, and West Germany or in 1991 in Japan.
He is recipient of numerous prizes in various competitions in Czechoslovakia and other countries.
Guide to the guitarist’s modern and conpemporary repertoire - Composers Profiles / July 2016
Feldman Morton (english)
Since the Czechoslovak democratic revolution in November 1989 he has been active as a key member of several
committees and organizations in his country (e.g. “Association of Czech Musicians and Musicologists”). In 1990 he
accepted the position of Head of the Music Department of the Czechoslovak Radio.
Feldman Morton (english)
Morton Feldman was born in New York on January 12th 1926. At the age of twelve he studied piano with Madame
Maurina-Press, who had been a pupil of Busoni, and it was she who instilled in Feldman a vibrant musicality. At the
time he was composing short Scriabinesque pieces, until in 1941 he began to study composition with Wallingford
Riegger. Three years later Stefan Wolpe became his teacher, though they spent much of their time together simply
arguing about music. Then in 1949 the most significant meeting up to that time took place - Feldman met John Cage,
commencing an artistic association of crucial importance to music in America in the 1950s. Cage was instrumental in
encouraging Feldman to have confidence in his instincts, which resulted in totally intuitive compositions. He never
worked with any systems that anyone has been able to identify, working from moment to moment, from one sound to
the next. His friends during the 1950s in New York included the composers, Earle Brown and Christian Wolff, the
painters, Mark Rothko, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock and Robert Rauschenberg and the pianist, David
Tudor. The painters in particular influenced Feldman to search for his own sound world, one that was more immediate
and more physical than had existed before. This resulted in his experimentation with graphic notation, Projection 2
being one of his earliest scores in this idiom. In these scores the players select their notes from within a given
register and time structure. Because these works relied so heavily on improvisation Feldman was not happy with the
freedom permitted to the performer, and so abandoned graphic notation between 1953 and 1958. However, the
precise notation he used instead during this period he found too one dimensional and so returned to the graph with
two orchestral works: Atlantis (1958) and Out of Last Pieces (1960). Soon after these a series of instrumental works
appeared called Durations in which the notes to be played are precisely written but the performers, beginning
simultaneously, are free to choose their own durations within a given general tempo. 1967 saw the start of Feldman’s
association with Universal Edition with the publication of his last graphically notated score, In Search of an
Orchestration. Then followed On Time and the Instrumental Factor (1969) in which he once more returned to precise
notation. From then on, with the exception of two works in the early 1970s, he maintained control over pitch, rhythm,
dynamics and duration. In 1973 the University of New York at Buffalo asked Feldman to become the Edgard Varèse
Professor, a post which he was to hold for the rest of his life. From the late 1970s his compositions expanded in
length to such a degree that the second string quartet can last for up to five and a half hours. The scale of these
works in particular has often been the cause for the controversy surrounding his works, but he would always be happy
to attempt to explain his reasoning behind them:
„My whole generation was hung up on the 20-25 minute piece. It was our clock. We all got to know it, and how to
handle it. As soon as you leave the 20-25 minute piece behind, in a one-movement work, different problems arise. Up
to one hour you think about the form, but after an hour and a half it’s scale. Form is easy – just the division of things
into parts. But scale is
another matter. You have to have control of the piece – it requires a heightened kind of concentration. Before, my
pieces were like objects; now, they’re like envolving things.”
Nine one-movement compositions by Feldman last for over one and a half hours each.
One of his last works, Palais de Mari from 1986, is unusual for a late composition in that it is only twenty minutes
long. This came about from a request from Bunita Marcus, for whom it was written, for Feldman to sum up everything
he was doing in the very long pieces and to condense that into a smaller piece. Knowing his sense of time, she asked
for a ten minute work, knowing that it would probably be twice that length.
On September 3rd 1987 Morton Feldman died at his home in Buffalo aged 61.
Feldman Morton (italiano)
Compositore americano nato a New York nel 1926, morto a Buffalo nel 1987. Allievo di S.Wolpe è attratto dalle
sperimentazioni di J.Cage. La sua musica è caratterizzata del suono dissolvente, statico con proprietà ipnotiche.
Fellegara Vittorio (italiano)
Compositore italiano nato a Milano nel 1927. Ha studiato con L.Chailly. Inizialmente orientato allo stile neoclassico, ha
frequentato i corsi di Darmstadt e ha seguito l'influsso di L.Nono, del quale ha accolto la serialità e l'impegno politico.
In seguito è passato ad un linguaggio più raccolto, alla ricerca di tessiture musicali più delicate - è in questa fase che
si colloca il suo accostamento alla chitarra - ed infine è tornato all'impiego di elementi tradizionali. Tuttavia egli non
ha certamente mai rinnegato i propri trascorsi musicali, considerandoli invece giusta espressione delle varie fasi della
propria evoluzione.
Tra i suoi lavori per le sei corde, distillati nell'arco di circa vent'anni, è doveroso citare Eisblumen per chitarra sola e
Winterzeit per quattro chitarre.
Fénelon Philippe (français)
Compositeur français né en 1952, Philippe Fénelon débute à l’âge de huit ans sa formation musicale qu’il poursuivra
au Conservatoire d’Orléans. Deux professeurs de piano marqueront profondément sa personnalité naissante de
musicien et d’artiste. Janine Coste — elle-même élève de Cortot, Nat et Messiaen — transmettra au jeune Fénelon la
technique classique et la perspective historique de la musique. Claude Ardent lui montrera les rapports entre la
musique et la littérature. À 17 ans, il fait son premier voyage au Festival de Bayreuth. Lors d’une exécution des Noces
de Stravinsky, sous la direction de Pierre Boulez, il décide de devenir compositeur. Pianiste accompli et très